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Back and Forth Talk with Adults Improves Language Development Regardless of SES

Study suggests talking with children from an early age could promote language skills regardless of socioeconomic status   Young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults may have stronger connections between two developing brain...
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Canadians Love Bilingualism

According to a national survey, the vast majority of Canadians support bilingualism and the objectives of the nation’s Official Languages Act (OLA). Nearly 90% of Canadians support the law, which affords English and French...

French Writer Wins Guadalajara Award

Yves Bonnefoy has been awarded the 2013 Guadalajara International Book Fair Prize in Romance Languages for a work dedicated to "the great pillars of poetic modernity," including Baudelaire, Celan, and Rimbaud. The jury awarded the...

100,000 Strong in the Americas Website Launch

Today, the U.S. Department of State unveiled a new 100,000 Strong in the Americas website available at www.100kstrongamericas.org. President Obama launched 100,000 Strong in the Americas to increase educational exchange opportunities in the Western...
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Positive Language Decreasing In American-English Speech

A new study has found that positive language used by Americans is on the decline. A new study conducted by researches at USC Dornsife and the University of Michigan suggests that the shift has...

Migration Focus of International Youth Day

UN Secretary-General's Message for 2013: This year’s observance of International Youth Day focuses on the issue of youth migration. Of the annual total of some 214 million international migrants, young people constitute more than...

U.S. Raises Bar for Special Education Standards

The US Department of Education has announced it will begin monitoring the progress and achievements of students with special needs, with aims of boosting their academic success. The Obama administration expressed on Tuesday that a...

Twitter Ads Targeted by Language

Social media giant Twitter has launched a new feature that will allow advertisers to target users based on their language. The ‘language targeting’ feature will give brands the opportunity to direct promoted tweets and promoted...

Celebrate International Education Week by Applying for High School Study Abroad Scholarships

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors many programs that are now accepting applications for scholarships that provide American high school students the opportunity to study abroad. Opportunities include: The Kennedy-Lugar...

World Teachers’ Day Empowers Educators

UNESCO is celebrating World Teachers’ Day (WTD) on October 5 by highlighting the importance of empowering teachers to achieve inclusive and sustainable global development. This year World Teachers’ Day highlights the need to empower all...