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Québec Raises Fees and French Standards

Québec is once again tightening French language laws across different sectors. Prospective and enrolled university students in Quebec are particularly concerned, as they may...

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Multinational Move to Modernize Greek

Three organizations from countries with significant Greek communities are coming together to modernize the Greek language and the way it is taught. Macquarie University in...

Spanish Genders Fluctuate in Argentina

In Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, the...

Swahili to Be Taught in Malawi’s Schools

President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera has ordered the country’s education sector to immediately introduce the Swahili language to school curriculums, aiming to ease business...

Ñamericano Rejected by Spanish Establishment

The director of the Real Academia Española (RAE–Royal...

Bantu Boost Back in Kansas

A grant from the National Science Foundation will...

Malaysia govt seeks to introduce Tamil language in schools

In Malaysia, the government is looking into introducing Tamil language as an additional subject in secondary schools across the country.  According to Prime Minister Anwar...

Data Shows US-China Cultural Relations at Low Point

According to official figures, cultural ties between the United States and China are at a significant low after years of steady decline.  Data measuring study abroad,...

Ghana Exemplifies Chinese Fervor in Africa

Chinese language learning in Ghana is at an all-time high, according to Emelia Agyei-Mensah, registrar of the University of Ghana. Speaking at a recent language...

French Defenders Sue Over ‘Franglais’

Language defense groups in France are taking legal action over an “excessive” use of English and mixed English and French terms by public institutions...

Malawi’s President orders Swahili to be taught in schools

President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera has ordered the country’s education sector to immediately introduce the Swahili language to school curriculums, aiming to ease business...

Spanish Royal Academy rejects call to change language’s name to ‘Ñamericano’

On Monday, the director of the Spanish speaking diaspora’s main linguistic institution rejected a suggestion to rename the Spanish language to “Ñamericano”, to mark...

Greenlandic MP refuses to speak Danish in Parliament

During a debate in the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen, a Greenlandic MP has refused to speak Danish, instead speaking entirely in her native Inuit...

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