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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...

Boost to Arabic Learning in UK

Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Arabic, and German are the languages the UK will need most following Brexit, according to a report released by the...

Startup Finds Arabic Language Jobs for Syrian Refugees

NaTakallam (we speak Arabic) is a new platform aimed at providing employment for Syrian refugees in Lebanon through teaching remote classes to Arabic language learners. Over 25% of registered Syrian refugees reside in Lebanon,...

‘Due Status’ for Hindi

India’s New Education Policy, which is currently being formulated, will give Hindi its “due status,” according to the country’s minister for human resource development, Satyapal Singh. “When the education policy was introduced in 1835, Lord...

Spain Recognizes Ladino as Spanish

More than half a millennium after most Jews were expelled from the country in 1492, Spain is officially recognizing their language, Ladino, as a type of Spanish. In Madrid last month, the Royal Spanish Academy...

Spanish Ballot Win in Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced Thursday that he would ensure that Spanish-language ballots are available across the state. The announcement comes...

Singaporeans Urged to Renew Mandarin Learning

Singapore has to acknowledge that it is losing its bilingual competitive edge and put in more effort to speak Mandarin at home, according to Prime Minister Lee...

Celebrating French and la Francophonie

Every year, speakers of French unite globally to celebrate Francophonie Week from March 17–25 and UN French Language Day on March 20. This year’s theme was “The...

ACTFL Tests for China

Language Testing International’s (LTI’s) Oral Proficient Interview computer system (OPIc), developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), was introduced in Shanghai to help people seeking employment in China demonstrate...

Getting Passionate about Italian

Hannah Zeiler samples the immersion programs in Italy’s most seductive cities   Florence (or Firenze) is the capital of the famed region of Tuscany and...