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New Report on Urban ELLs

The English Language Learners (ELLs) attending schools in the member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools account for nearly one-quarter of all ELLs in the nation. Specifically, in 2007-08, Council-member districts enrolled...

Indigenous Languages and Digital Activism

Using technology to research and preserve indigenous languages and cultures is a growing trend in various countries. The New South Wales government announced funding for the use of smart technology to preserve Aboriginal languages and in the...

The Rise of Women through the Birth of Languages

Jenna Lau reveals the secrets of Nushu, a language  emblematic of Chinese female empowerment and sisterhood. History is rife with accounts of gender inequality and discrimination, be it through politics, economics, or education. Nonetheless, in the...

Hecho en México

Language Magazine is the media partner for a very special evening of film, music, and food at Hollywood’s Ford Amphitheater on Friday, August 23, 2013. Hecho en México is a film that celebrates the...

The Disintegration of Our Schools

Daniel Ward argues that expansion of the school voucher system could undermine integration Growing up in a multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic, multilingual environment is the basis for the establishment of the integrated society that most of...

Rwanda Sued over Lack of French

Rwandan opposition party has filed a lawsuit with the central African nation's Supreme Court accusing the government of deliberately sidelining the French language in violation of the constitution. The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR)...

Chinese Language Films for a Growing Middle Class

The market potential of China's rising middle class is bringing big attention to the filmmaking world and the demand for quality Chinese language media. CNN reported that Warner Brothers recently struck a deal with...

Deforestation Linked to Language Loss

A new report has shown a direct link between forest destruction and the loss of languages. The study by researchers Jonathan Loh at the Zoological Society of London and David Harmon at the George Wright...

Fred Armisen Spanish-Language Comedy to Come to HBO

Actor and writer Fred Armisen, known for T.V. series “Portlandia”, is creating a new Spanish-Language comedy, “Los Espookys,” on HBO.  Armisen will be a co-writer and executive producer for the show, and will also...

Long Beach Campaigns for Language Access

Campaigners in Long Beach, CA gathered outside city hall on Tuesday, to emphasize city's the need for better 'language access' in the run up to this week's council meeting. The rally addressed the Council...