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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,...

Arabic Downgraded in Israel

Israel has passed a “nation-state” law that gives exclusive rights to Jewish people and removes Arabic as an official language. The law states that Arabic will no longer be an official language but says...

U.S. Raises Bar for Special Education Standards

The US Department of Education has announced it will begin monitoring the progress and achievements of students with special needs, with aims of boosting their academic success. The Obama administration expressed on Tuesday that a...

Acetaminophen Usage During Pregnancy May Be Linked to Language Delay

A study recently published in European Psychiatry suggests that mothers who took acetaminophen during their pregnancies had higher rates of language delays in their two-year-old daughters compared to mothers who did not. Delays, however...

Portuguese through an Independent Lens

Kristal Bivona examines an approach to overcome the inherent imperialism...

OELA Reorganization Set for January

A slew of educational advocacy organizations, including TESOL, the Center for Applied Linguistics, American Federation of Teachers, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, Joint National Committee for Languages, National Association for Bilingual Education, Hispanic...

Curbing Censorship during Banned Books Week

The American Library Association (ALA) held Banned Books Week from September 21 to 27. Surprisingly, the ALA reports that since 1990, their Office for Intellectual Freedom has received over 18,000 attempts to remove materials...

Australia Funds Radio Program for Multilingual Seniors

Speak My Language is a new radio program that has launched with the goal reaching out to aging populations across Australia. The project harnesses the power of radio to inform diverse seniors about aged...

Jordan’s Queen Supports Arabic Standards

Jordan’s Queen Rania attended the “Arabic Language Learning Standards for Native Speakers” document launch session at the fourth annual Teacher Skills Forum, hosted by the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), where she was briefed...

Google to Focus on Indic Language Content

India is now the second-largest online market in the world, but the Internet in India is predominantly an English only medium. Only 10% of India’s population speaks English, and, in an effort to promote...