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A Second Language for Every Student

Lisa A. Frumkes explains why bilingualism is more relevant than ever. In today’s increasingly global and connected world, I interact every day with colleagues from different cultures who speak a wide array of languages. Achieving...

Russian Set Backs in Ukraine, Armenia

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has signed into law a controversial bill that makes Ukrainian the required language of instruction in state secondary schools (from fifth grade on)....

French-Language Teachers Set to Strike this Friday

French-language teachers in Ontario, Canada say they will strike on Friday Feb. 27 as contract negotiations continue to fall through. Members of Association des enseignantes et des...

Alberta invests $6M in Indigenous language education

Alberta’s government plans to spend $6 million dollars over the next two years to help establish a new program that will bring...

Support Native Language Center to Help Fight COVID-19

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) is calling for the inclusion of a provision in the next coronavirus relief bill to establish a Native American Language Resource Center (NALRC)...

Russia Launches French TV

Russian state broadcaster RT is launching a French-language channel, months after being accused of spreading “deceitful propaganda” by French president Emmanuel Macron. RT already has...

Love & Other Emotions Prove to not be Universal Across Languages

Humans have a breadth of emotions and are on a constant search to express them through language, though sometimes we find that words in one language don’t have a...

The Value of Reliable Transmission

“Radio Free Asia broadcasts, like an educator, have brightened our hearts… They have opened our eyes. China always wants to keep the Uyghurs ignorant of the...

Language Key to National Identity

A new survey by the Pew Research Center reveals that language is a much more significant factor to national identity than birthplace. According to What It Takes to Truly Be ‘One of Us’, majorities...

Animals May Have Brains Capable of Language

It has been widely thought that humans learn language using brain components that are specifically dedicated to this purpose. However, new evidence strongly suggests that language is in fact...
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