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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...
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Teacher Resources for Black History Month

Looking Back to Move Forward Ayanna Cooper shares teacher resources for Black History Month Black History Week began as a week-long celebration to acknowledge achievements of Black Americans and other people of African descent 91 years ago. During...

Baby Talk Works

The more baby talk (e.g., words that repeat themselves, like choo-choo, or diminutives, like bunny or Mommy) that babies are exposed to, the quicker they grasp language, according to a new study at Scotland’s...

Free Videos to Learn Italian While Cooking

MIT has released a series of free videos to learn Italian while cooking through their Experimental Study Group. According to their website, "The Experimental Study Group (ESG) offers instruction in the core freshman subjects...

‘Vague’ Language of Male Researchers Wins More Grants

A new study in Nature has found that grant reviewers favor vague and broad terminology used more often by men, despite the fact that proposals using those...
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Diversity Through the Big Screen

Chita Espino-Bravo explains how to use film to introduce diversity into advanced conversation classes Teaching an...

Telemundo to Launch English Youtube Content

Telemundo plans to debut an English-language newscast on YouTube in third-quarter 2019. The objective is to reach young, millennial Hispanics with news relevant to...

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...

Russia to Broadcast New RT Channel in France

Russia’s international network RT will be broadcasting in French next year, the Moscow Times reported. RT—a television network funded by the Russian government—has frequently been called a propaganda outlet for the Russian government, and...

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...