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University of Guam Wins Grant for CHamoru

The University of Guam will begin work to formally document and create a repository for the CHamoru language through a grant awarded to the College of Liberal Arts...

Families told to ‘Learn English’ Sue NY Department of Education

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of four families in New York along with the Alliance for Families with Developmental Need (AFDN) against New York City’s...

Boosting English Language Education in Saudi Arabia in an Unexpected Way

Online learning is quickly gaining popularity in the world of education, but there is a unique type of online learning that is...

Multilingual Focus for UN Literacy Day

"about 40% of the world’s population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand" Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCO...

Customizable AI-Based Language-Learning Platform

According to Forbes magazine, the use of AI in education is predicted to grow by almost 50% by 2021, while many learners...

Talking Faster, Saying the Same

According to a new study (“Different languages, similar encoding efficiency: comparable information rates across the human communicative niche”) published in Science Advances, languages differ in...

Scholar Self-Immolates Over Language Extinction

An academic activist, Albert Razin, died in Russia after setting himself on fire in a political protest about government policy surrounding his native Udmurt language. According to...

43 Million American Adults Have ‘Low’ English Literacy Levels

White and Hispanic adults make up the largest percentage of U.S. adults with low levels of English literacy, according to the most...

NZ Commits to Million Māori Speakers

Māori Development Minister, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, says New Zealand's commitment to ensure basic te reo is spoken by a million people in...

There’s No Sound Like Home

Study shows that babies learn language best from speakers who sound like their caregivers. Language development in bilingual children remains a contested and enigmatic phenomenon, and oftentimes...