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Ukrainian President-Elect Unlikely to Lift Russian Status

Paton bridge over the river Dnieper, Mother Motherland monument in Kiev, UkraineAfter actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky's landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential elections, his campaign spokesperson, Dmytro...

Reaching English Learners Act Gains Support

TESOL International Association has pledged its support for the bipartisan Reaching English Learners Act (H.R. 1153, S. 5​45). The legislation would create a grant program for colleges...
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Maryland Bill Weighs Coding as a Language

The Maryland House of Delegates, Ways and Means Committee, is considering a bill (H.B. 1211) that would let county boards of education allow students to satisfy foreign...

Slovenian Sign Language Set for Official Language

Dragon bridge (Zmajski most), symbol of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, Europe. Long exposure. Time lapse.The National Assembly of Slovenia endorsed a proposal to assign Slovenian sign language...

Netflix to Adapt Spanish Masterpiece

Nobel Prize–winning author Gabriel García Márquez’s literary masterwork One Hundred Years of Solitude is coming to the screen. Netflix has acquired the...

Afrikaans Phased Out

South Africa’s University of Pretoria has begun phasing out Afrikaans as its official teaching language and replacing it with English. This move...
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Digital Mandarin Classes for All

China’s Ministry of Education has announced plans to train teachers and improve infrastructure for digital education in the poorer areas of the...

English May be Dropped from Disability Evaluation

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has proposed the elimination of the education category “inability to communicate in English” in the evaluation of...
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Celebrate National American Sign Language Day

Sign LanguageNational ASL Day is a day of observance celebrating American Sign Language.On April 15, 1817, the first school for the deaf in...

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...