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Your Country Needs You to Study Abroad

Making the case for study abroad immersion learning Just in case you still need to convince someone (a parent?) of the benefits of studying abroad, here are the 13 reasons that none other than the...

New Zealand Pushes for English as Official Language

A new bill has been submitted in New Zealand to make English the official language. New Zealand First submitted the bill. The nationalist, populist political party recently formed a coalition with the Labor Party,...

Keeping the Internet Real

Amid all the talk of fake news, misinformation, and abuse of personal information, the ongoing battle to save net neutrality has been pushed to...

Latvia Drops Russian High Schools

Last month, the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) passed amendments to its education laws according to which ethnic-minority schools will have to transition to Latvian-only secondary education in the 2019/2020 academic year. In passing the amendments,...

Punjabi Speakers Gain Representation in Canada

The House of Commons of Canada now speaks English, French, and Punjabi, reflective of the most spoken languages in Canada, after 23 lawmakers of Indian origin were elected to the Parliament in the October...

Netflix Produces Two Original Spanish-Language Series

Last summer, Netflix announced the production of its first Spanish-Language original series, Club de Cuervos. The series, which centers on a family feud among heirs of a soccer club, was directed by Mexican producer,...

New Zealand University Launches Indigenous & Māori Exchange Program

A new program has been launched at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, to increase the number of indigenous students studying abroad and to connect them with members of first nations in...

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...

Reports of OELA’s Demise Hopefully Exaggerated

Advocacy groups are denouncing a proposed merging of the federal Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) into the Office for Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). Education Department officials have said that the restructuring plan...

Language Skill Changes Lives in North Korea

As North Korea announced the creation of its own time zone, the leaders of the “hermit country” have again politically distanced themselves from the rest of the world. However, in the last decade, there...