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‘Home of Hispanic Cultures’ to Open in Los Angeles

Toward the end of next year, the Cervantes Institute will open its first center in Los Angeles, which will be "the home of Hispanic cultures," according to Cervantes director...

Hungary Amends Language Requirements

From 2020, high school graduates in Hungary are required to possess at least one upper-intermediate language certificate or a higher-level Hungarian Matura from one language to be...

10 Best Foreign Language Horror Movies for Halloween

Some say love is the universal language of humanity, but fear can work just as well. We’ve compiled a list of foreign language movies to both expose viewers to foreign languages and scare their...

The App Educating the Children of Pakistan’s Slums

A new app called Taleemabad is bridging the gap of students overlooked by traditional schooling in Pakistan. While 51% of people in the country are expected to...

New Unified Inuktut Writing System Approved

The national Inuit organization of Canada has decided on a new standard of writing for a unified Inkutut writing system. The system is called Inuktut Qaliujaaqpait and uses Roman...

Spanish through Music & Friendship in Tijuana

Univoice Corporation, the developer of a language-learning platform that teaches languages exclusively through music, has started its first learning class in Tijuana, Mexico. This inaugural class focuses...

UN Combats False Claims on Cantonese

Multiple recent posts on Facebook and Twitter that claim that the United Nations (UN) has officially defined Cantonese as a language and not a dialect and that it is...

What Assembly Bill 5 Means for Linguists

On Sept 18th, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (CA AB 5) into law which will take effect in January. The new California state law reclassifies a...

Healthcare Hurdles for Limited English Proficient Patients

People whose first language is not English deal with additional hurdles to their healthcare. For non-native English speakers, talking to a doctor or dentist can mean listening to unfamiliar...

Free English Lessons in the UK for Non-native Speakers

Long-established group of English-language schools, British Study Centres (BSC) is now offering free English lessons for local, non-native speakers. The classes aim to increase the quality of their students’ lives,...