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Washington Post Launches New Spanish-Language Post Opinión

The Washington Post has launched a new Spanish-language opinions section on their website, Post Opinión. The section pulls from editors cross-border in Washington D.C. and Mexico, and claims that...

Rhode Island May Forgive EL Teacher Loans

Providence, Rhode Island, one of America's oldest cities, is modernizing. Rhode Island’s Supporting Providers of English Language Learning (SPELL) Act aims to address the English learner (EL) teacher shortage by...

Tensions over Hindi in India Rise

India’s Union Home Minister Amit Shah stirred a social media debate in the country on Saturday after he pitched Hindi as a common language for the country. He said...

Quadrilingual Nuns Less Prone to Dementia

The ability to speak four or more languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study of U.S.-based nuns by researchers at...

Hear Indigenous Languages through Google Earth

A new project titled Celebrating Indigenous Languages aims to raise awareness and preservation efforts for Indigenous languages. The project can be found in Voyager on Google Earth,...

University of Guam Wins Grant for CHamoru

The University of Guam will begin work to formally document and create a repository for the CHamoru language through a grant awarded to the College of Liberal Arts...

Families told to ‘Learn English’ Sue NY Department of Education

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of four families in New York along with the Alliance for Families with Developmental Need (AFDN) against New York City’s...

Boosting English Language Education in Saudi Arabia in an Unexpected Way

Online learning is quickly gaining popularity in the world of education, but there is a unique type of online learning that is...

Multilingual Focus for UN Literacy Day

"about 40% of the world’s population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand" Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCO...

Customizable AI-Based Language-Learning Platform

According to Forbes magazine, the use of AI in education is predicted to grow by almost 50% by 2021, while many learners...