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Bridging the North and South Korean Language Divide

Cheil Worldwide has launched a mobile app called “Univoca: South Korean-North Korean Translator," to help North Korean defectors in South Korea easily communicate in their new environment. The app automatically translates between the North...

Lee Kuan Yew’s Language Legacy

The founding father of modern Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the age of 91. Leading Singapore before “self-government” from Britain in 1959, Lee served as Prime...

Preserving Cherokee in the U.S.

The near demise of the Cherokee language came largely thanks to the U.S. government. Most Cherokee were forced to make a brutal march from the Southeast to Oklahoma in the 1830s, but a few...

Families of Missing Student-Teachers Tour the U.S.

En route to a demonstration that sought to protest policies that gave urban student-teachers an advantage over rural student-teachers on the job market, 43 students from the Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural...

Will You Accept the Indigenous Language Challenge?

In the same vein as the ice-bucket challenge that raised awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a video challenge to raise awareness and fostering respect for speakers of indigenous languages is going strong after...

Royal Academy Director Predicts a Grand Future for Spanish in the U.S.

Dario Villanueva, the director of the Royal Spanish Academy, said in an interview with Efe in San Juan that, "Spanish in the U.S. is gaining tremendous momentum thanks to the growing regard for Hispanics."...

The Spread of Survival Spanish for Police Officers and Firefighters

From online Spanish courses in Illinois to mandatory classroom sessions in Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and California, police officers and firefighters in largely Spanish speaking areas are learning the second most widely spoken language in...

Marvel Celebrates Free Comic Book Day in Spanish

¡Feliz día del cómic gratis! May 2nd is national Free Comic Book Day, and Marvel is offering for the first time a free, multi-story, Spanish language edition, continuing a goal of connecting to a more...

Are Arabic Schools in France Really Hotbeds for Radicalism?

Secret report accuses French heritage-language programs of ghettoizing and radicalizing French-born youth French conservatives are in an uproar over a 2013 report that recently surfaced accusing a nearly 40-year-old after-school heritage language program of teaching...

Protesting the Common Core

Some states, such as Utah and California, very clearly allow students to opt out of annual testing for any reason, according to a research brief published by the Education Commission of the States. Others,...
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