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Spanish ‘More Important than Ever’

According to the latest estimations of Spain’s Instituto Cervantes, there are now more than 577 million Spanish speakers (7.6% of the global population) in the world—five million more than last year’s estimate. It is in...

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...

Language hurdles plague two Koreas after years of division

North and South Korea speak the same language based on the Hangeul alphabet, but after decades of division, only about 70 percent of words are mutually understood, according to some experts.The North’s cultural and...

Korean, Japanese classes coming to Montgomery County schools, APSU

With the arrival of Hankook and LG in Clarksville, and the growing importance of Nissan and Bridgestone in Nashville, there's a growing need for employees who can speak Korean and Japanese. Austin Peay State University...

Korean Language Support in Its 2nd Generation ID Authentication & Onboarding Service

AU10TIX, the forerunner of 2nd generation ID Authentication and Onboarding automation has clients that cater to the fast-growing Korean market but till now had no effective solution for handling the Korean language. By supporting...

Mix of Japanese-Indigenous Languages Survives in Taiwan

In the town of Hanhsi in the northeastern mountains here, where many of the Atayal indigenous people reside, a language resembling Japanese -- "Yilan Creole" -- can be heard being spoken.According to remaining records...

Justice Ministry to Close Study Abroad Loophole For Foreign Students to Work

The Justice Ministry plans to tighten rules for running Japanese-language schools from October in a bid to close loopholes that allow foreign students to work in Japan based on the pretext of studying abroad.As...

Caretakers Japanese Level Raises Concerns in Nursing

Japan eased the language ability requirements in its move to bring in foreign technical trainees in nursing care. Although the relaxed requirements have been lauded as a way to alleviate the chronic shortage of...

Nebraska Students Get Teachers From 2 Continents

Japanese language classes already are scarce in Nebraska: Southwest is the only high school in Lincoln Public Schools — and one of the few in the state — that offers them.And, for the next...

Report Challenges California’s System for Identifying English Learners’ Needs

.Study of local plans identifies key improvements to fix the system  Californians Together is releasing a new report today entitled Masking the Focus on English Learners. The report questions the efficacy of California’s accountability system for...