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PM Modi Wants Japanese in India

Japan and India to forge exchanges to prepare for Asia's century. On his first trip to Japan as India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stressed the importance of education and language exchanges between the two Asian...

Comedian Named UK Language Champion

Emmy award-winning comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has been chosen as the UK’s 2014 “public language champion” by judges from The Guardian newspaper and the British Academy. The award was announced on Friday at the...

Study Abroad at All-Time High

The number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by 7% to a record high of 819,644 students in the 2012/13 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by...

Bilingualism delays Alzheimer’s by at least four years

A recent study at Belgium's Ghent University has established that the symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) manifest themselves about four to five years later in bilinguals as opposed to monolinguals, confirming previous findings. In...

Serbia Urged to Support Minority Languages

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has published a new report on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML) in Serbia,...

2014 Centers for International Business Education Competition Announced

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office - part of the US Department of Education, has announced its Centers for International Business Education grant competition for the 2014 fiscal year. The program provides...

New App, Color Game, for Language Evolution

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany and the Mint Minds and Traditions Research Group (a Max Planck research group) have released a new app that...

Spanish Blog Contest

Online Spanish is growing fast - it is now the third most-used language on the internet by number of users, according to a report by the Instituto Cervantes. Its use has grown by 807%...

Budget Cuts Fly in the Face of Education

While boosting defense spending by $54 billion, the Trump administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget seeks to cut the Education Department’s $68 billion budget by $9 billion, or 13% in the fiscal year starting October....

An Act of Commitment, Generosity, and Mediation

Celebrated author John le Carré believes that anglophones need to learn a second language now more than ever    At the German embassy in London, UK, last month, during an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding teachers of...