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$100,000 Grant to Help Improve Chinese Language Instruction in America

Last year, Claudia Ross, immediate past president of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA), began designing a program to help expand the resources available to Chinese language teachers across America. This summer, after more...

Online Chat with Purpose

Chita Espino-Bravo offers advice on teaching and assessing conversation in a Spanish virtual course Teaching any virtual conversation class is full of challenges, especially...

Ghana Confident in French

Dr.Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education of Ghana, believes that French should be promoted across the country, citing a study conducted by the Foundation for International Development...

‘Home of Hispanic Cultures’ to Open in Los Angeles

Toward the end of next year, the Cervantes Institute will open its first center in Los Angeles, which will be "the home of Hispanic cultures," according to Cervantes director...
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Metacognition-English Word of the Day

" Metacognition " is often simply defined as "thinking about thinking." According to Merriam-Webster, Metacognition is " awareness or analysis of one's own learning or thinking processes. For example: research on metacognition … has demonstrated the value of...

Ukraine Attempts to Appease Russian Speakers

Ukraine's de facto president and prime minister have today offered to strengthen the constitutional right to use the Russian language to try to defuse separatist movements. In a joint televised address, acting President Oleksander Turchinov...

U.S. Team Wins ” Chinese Bridge ” Contest

A team from the U.S. has won the 15th "Chinese Bridge" language proficiency competition for secondary school students in Kunming, the capital of...

Philadelphia Nonprofit Donates Spanish-Language Books to Detained Children

UPDATE: Mighty Writers was not permitted to deliver the books to the detention center. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, "An ICE official told me Tuesday night that the detention center has an overabundance of...

German Olympics

International language learners gather each year to compete in a German language competition: the Internationale Deutscholympiade. The competition takes place in a different German city every two years. Last month, it was held in...

Celebrate National Teach Spanish Day!

September 30 is National Teach Spanish Day. Launched by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), the goals of the day are:1. To promote...
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