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Europe to the Max

Planning to study in Europe? Be sure to check out our collection of tips so that you can experience more of the continent Paperwork Review all of your paperwork with a critical eye, and then go...

Simple Speech May Slow Autistic Children

A new study, published in Cognition, suggests that because parents speak to their autistic children using fewer words and less complex sentences than do parents of typical children, the development of autistic children’s language...

Mother Tongue Affects What You See

In a recent study, published in Psychological Science, Martin Maier and Rasha Abdel Rahman at the Humboldt University of Berlin examined  how native language influences what we consciously perceive. Groups of Greek, German, and...

Bilingual Advocate to Head CA Education

Democratic Assemblyman Tony Thurmond managed to come from behind to emerge as California’s new superintendent of public instruction, beating out Marshall Tuck, a fellow Democrat and former Los Angeles executive of charter schools and...

‘Nomophobia’ is the UK People’s Word of 2018

The UK's Cambridge Dictionary has declared nomophobia, the word that describes the stress and anxiety caused by being separated from your mobile device, as the People’s Word of 2018. For the first time, the Cambridge...

Bringing Chinese to Preschoolers

Lauren Cortinas presents a  solution for the youngest learners of Mandarin In October 2014, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech at Tsinghua University in Beijing entirely in Mandarin Chinese. While his delivery was not perfect, the...

Progress on Migrant and Refugee Education Worldwide

UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report, Migration, displacement and education, shows that the number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world today has grown by 26% since 2000 and could fill half...

Office Evacuation

UPDATE, 11/20: EVACUATION OVER AND POWER RESTORED :) Language Magazine's office and the homes of most of our team have been under mandatory evacuation for the last week due to Southern California's Woolsey Fire, but...

Russian Bill Threatens Native Languages

The lower house of Russia’s parliament has approved a controversial bill on the teaching of native languages in schools. In the draft law approved by the State Duma, the Russian language was included in...

Hindi Adds 100 Million Speakers

According to the largest language census in Indian history, Hindi added 100 million new speakers between 2001 and 2011—a 25% rise, while 19,569 different languages or dialects were described as a “mother tongue” by...