Culture

Losing Your Language in Prison

Listen to the story by pressing play below.  Your browser does not support the audio element.   With languages it’s often said that if you don’t use it you lose it. San Quentin Radio and NPR present...

Celebrating New Zealand Sign Language Week

May 6-May 12 is New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week. It is organized each year Deaf Aotearoa, a national organization representing the voice of Deaf people in...

Spanish Musician Lau Noah Wows on NPR Tiny Desk

Lau Noah is a singer-songwriter from Reus, Spain who recently performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk series—a web series that showcases emerging and established musicians in a pared-down format...

Want a Job? Study Says to Learn Another Language.

Those who speak other languages may want to highlight that fact on their resumes, as customers in the U.S. are becoming increasingly diverse and businesses seek to follow suit. According to a new report...

Celebrate Mother Language Day!

On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated on 21 February every year, UNESCO reiterates its commitment to linguistic diversity and invites its Member States to celebrate the day in as many languages as possible...

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...

60% of Surfers Read Books Regularly

A 17-country report just released by global market analysts, GfK, shows that 30% of the international online population read books"every day or...
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Spanish Media Lacking Diversity

GLAAD, the pressure group for acceptance of the LGBTQ community, has released its second annual Spanish-language media report, Still Invisible/Todavía invisibles (https://www.glaad.org/stillinvisible-todaviainvisible). The bilingual report analyzes the LGBTQ characters in primetime scripted television airing...

Chinese Dialects Honored in Film

Last month’s Zurong Dialect Film Festival, one of China’s campaigns to preserve language diversity, received 582 entries featuring various dialects in just its second year. The number of entries doubled from last year, coming...

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....