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Macron Called to Protect French

In an open letter published in Le Parisien last month from the French Language Collective (Le collectif langue française) with over 100 signatories, French president Emmanuel Macron was urged to protect the French language...

Russian, Ruslan Ustinov, Crosses Chinese Bridge First

Russian student Ruslan Ustinov won the 17th Chinese Bridge Chinese Language Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students last month in Changsha, in central China’s Hunan Province. Over 150 students from 118 countries took part in...

Rwanda Revives French

Rwanda replaced French with English as its language of education a decade ago, but French is now experiencing a revival. French was the most-widely spoken European language in the once Belgian colony until it...

Europe to the Max

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Kazakhstan Spells Out Script Swap

Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev has announced a timeline to switch the country's writing system over from the Cyrillic to the Latin script with full implementation occurring by 2025. According to the state-owned "Egemen Kazakhstan" newspaper, Nazarbayev...

Israel Launches English Reform

The Council for Higher Education has approved the new reform regarding conversion of academic educational programs from Hebrew to English and to run them in parallel to each other as bilingual education. Academic institutions will adopt a...

Prince Edward Island Fighting to Support French

One of eastern Canada’s maritime provinces off New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (PEI), is fighting to protect French language schools for children. The island, which was originally a French province,...

Afrikaans Phased Out

South Africa’s University of Pretoria has begun phasing out Afrikaans as its official teaching language and replacing it with English. This move is the result of a 2016 decision made in response to student...

50 years of Francophonie

The date March 20 is recognized by the OIF as the International Day of La Francophonie. The UN regularly cooperates with the OIF and its member states in the spirit of the provisions of...

Calls to Promote and Protect Arabic

In Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, told the Federal National Council (FNC)-the legislature of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)- that he supported initiatives aimed at...
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