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First Catholic Mass in Native Nahuatl Language

The first Mass conducted in Mexico's most prominent indigenous language, Nahuatl, was held in the country's most important church, the Basilica of Guadalupe. Nahuatl is a living language, although its best-known form, Classical Nahuatl,...
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Digital Mandarin Classes for All

China’s Ministry of Education has announced plans to train teachers and improve infrastructure for digital education in the poorer areas of the...

$15M Global Learning XPRIZE Shared by Two Winners

Teams Recognized for Developing Effective, Scalable, Open-Source Learning Software for Children around the World. Language Magazine readers urged to show their support and join the Global Learning XPRIZE community

Chinese Writing ‘Robot’ Stirs Debate

The story of a Chinese schoolgirl and her character-copying machine has sparked a debate about how the Chinese language should be taught in this age of automation.

Chimps Learn the Local Language

When humans move to a new place, they oftentimes learn the local way of speaking, whether picking up some of the local language or just learning new vocabulary within the same language — think...

Senate Bill Counts Coding for Language Requirement

At the end of last month, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced the Coding Opportunities and Development for Equitable Students (CODES) Act, a new competitive grant program for local education agencies...
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Ten Spanish Words That Come From Africa

African culture and language has had a massive influence over Latin American, South American, Caribbean, and other Spanish-speaking countries not only culturally (from Samba to carnivals), but also linguistically. Language Magazine rounded up ten...

World Readiness Standards

  With the help of a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities, an eleven-member task force,...

Filling the Achievement Gap through Multigenerational Learning

There is a crack in our nation’s foundation. Although it is historically referred to as the achievement gap, today we more accurately...

The Successful Revival of the Chitimacha Language

Only a small portion of the world's 7,000 languages have extensive written records. Those that are the least well-documented are the most in danger of disappearing. Due to European contact, through wars and disease,...
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