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Chinese Private Schools Crash Again

Last month, share prices in Chinese education companies plummeted again after rumors spread that President Xi Jinping will intensify a crackdown on the sector, which was devastated last summer when the government launched its...

African Languages Week

Levers for the Africa We Want was the theme of last month’s African Languages Week organized by the African Union (AU) to demonstrate the indispensable role of African languages in the integration and sustainable...

Irish Gains Full EU Status

The derogation of the status of the Irish language in European Union (EU) institutions ended on 31 December 2021 and its status is now on a par with the other official languages of the...

UK Government Backs British Sign Language Bill

The British government is backing a bill to finally make British Sign Language (BSL) a recognized language in the UK and help deaf people play a more prominent role in society. The British Sign Language...

Netflix Banks on Korean

Netflix has announced that it will release a record amount of Korean-language programming, including five original films, in 2022, capitalizing on last year’s global sensation Squid Game."In a bid to continue the successful Korean...

Dec. 18 is World Arabic Language Day

December 18 is World Arabic Language Day and this year’s theme is “Arabic Language, a bridge between civilisations.” Celebrated since 2012, World Arabic Language Day marks the anniversary of the United Nation’s 1973 adoption...

Japanese, Turkish, and Korean Traced Back 9000 Years to China

The Transeurasian language family that includes Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Turkish, and Tungusic languages has had its origins traced back 9000 years, to early farming communities in what is now north-east China, according to a...

Catalan Curbed by Court

In the Spanish region of Catalunya, a court ruling over the language of instruction in schools may soon result in a a constitutional conflict. The autonomous region’s educational system has generally required all subjects,...

China Plans Mandarin Domestic Dominance by 2025

According to a directive recently released by China’s Ministry of Education, Mandarin Chinese will be spoken by 85% of the country’s population by 2025. The order issued by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, said...

International Education Week 2021

Now that travel restrictions are being lifted, International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 15–19, 2021, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the US Department...
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