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K-pop Inspires Korean Learners

For the first time ever, the No 1 album in the U.S. features lyrics sung mostly in Korean. Love Yourself: Tear by K-pop group BTS clinched the No 1 spot last month, surprising many...

French Genders Get Political

The French prime minister, Édouard Philippe, has banned “inclusive writing” in official texts, clamping down on attempts to make the French language more female-friendly. Moves to end the linguistic dominance of the masculine over the...

Louisiana Joins La Francophonie

The state of Louisiana is now a member of the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF). Its application as an observer member was accepted on October 11 by the organization’s member states at their...

Spain’s Student Ambassador Program

This program is part of the initiative “Study in Spain“ developed by the Trade Commission – Embassy of Spain in Miami, Florida. The goal of the program is to promote Spain as an educational...

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...