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Spanish through Music & Friendship in Tijuana

Univoice Corporation, the developer of a language-learning platform that teaches languages exclusively through music, has started its first learning class in Tijuana, Mexico. This inaugural class focuses...

UN Combats False Claims on Cantonese

Multiple recent posts on Facebook and Twitter that claim that the United Nations (UN) has officially defined Cantonese as a language and not a dialect and that it is...

Taking the Fear Out of Dyslexia

It has only been in the last decade or so that dyslexia has been recognized as a legitimate issue. In the past, dyslexia has been ignored, discounted, or morphed...

What Assembly Bill 5 Means for Linguists

On Sept 18th, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (CA AB 5) into law which will take effect in January. The new California state law reclassifies a...

Healthcare Hurdles for Limited English Proficient Patients

People whose first language is not English deal with additional hurdles to their healthcare. For non-native English speakers, talking to a doctor or dentist can mean listening to unfamiliar...

Free English Lessons in the UK for Non-native Speakers

Long-established group of English-language schools, British Study Centres (BSC) is now offering free English lessons for local, non-native speakers. The classes aim to increase the quality of their students’ lives,...

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...

Reading in Any Language Improves Reading Levels in English

A new study shows early reading in any language helps children learn to read English. The study, titled English Reading Growth in Spanish-Speaking Bilingual Students: Moderating Effect of English Proficiency...

Signing Rights for All

During this week, the International Week of the Deaf, each day of the week has a specific focus under the main theme of “Sign Language Rights for All!”

Refugee Education in Crisis

According to a report by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), of the 7.1 million refugee children of school age, 3.7 million - more than...