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Quality, Not Quantity

Andy Kaufman urges U.S. schools to recognize and credit Costa Rican immersion schools As colleges and universities in the U.S. look to simplify their...

New Institute to Promote Mexican Spanish and Culture

In a videoconference on Monday, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced a new institution to protect and promote the Spanish language in the U.S. The César Chávez...

ALNF Living First Language Platform Wins at SXSW

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) won an award at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Innovation Awards in Austin, Texas in the Innovation in Connecting People...

Books and Events Celebrate International Women’s Day

Nonprofit organization, Worldreader has announced that they have reached over 2.5 million women and girls with life-changing books since 2010. Worldreader works with over 4,500 girls at 25 schools across Tanzania that read e-readers...

How would you describe your World Cup team? Have your say for charity!

What three words would you use to sum up your country’s World Cup squad? Cambridge University Press (CUP) wants to know as it kicks off a global study into the language of the 2018...

5 Ways to Celebrate Afro-Latinos For Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks...

Is the Internet Making Us Dumber? Lol, no.

Facebook posts and text messages are far from being bastions of grammar. People’s communication online has an informal quality that is often at odds with established linguistic rules, but...

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...

Report Challenges California’s System to Identify English Learner Needs

Study of local plans identifies key improvements to fix the system Californians Together is releasing a new report today entitled Masking the Focus on English Learners which questions the efficacy of California’s accountability system in...
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