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2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages IY2019

The United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) to help preserve indigenous languages and safeguard the rights of those who speak them. According to the IY2019 website, “Languages play a...

Get In Touch With Spanish Heritage With Flamenco Lessons

Readers in Los Angeles have the opportunity to experience an eye opening cultural experience through dance and storytelling. Attendees can live the Spanish language through the language of Flamenco dance.   "Take yourself on a trip...

Celebrating New Zealand Sign Language Week

May 6-May 12 is New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week. It is organized each year Deaf Aotearoa, a national organization representing the voice of Deaf people in...

TESOL Unveils its Six Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners

TESOL International Association has released a “set of universal guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and language acquisition theory.” The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners are “targets for...

Senate Votes Against Civil Rights of American Students

Despite a passionate appeal by Senator Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senate has voted in favor of rolling back critical regulations of the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) by a narrow margin of 50 to...

Making Hindi Official at the UN

The Indian government is prepared to spend up to four billion rupees ($63 million) to make Hindi one of the official languages of the UN, according to the country’s external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj. Speaking...

Global Language Games Worth $2.5 Billion By 2026

According to a new report by Zion Market Research, the global language learning games market, which was valued at about $377 million last year, is expected to be worth $2.45 billion by 2026. The report’s...
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College Language Enrollments Down Ten Percent

Total enrollments in languages other than English declined by 9.2% between fall 2013 and fall 2016, but there were enrollment gains on nearly half of all language programs (45.5%), indicating...

Humanoid Robot ‘Inspires ALL Students to Explore STEM, Coding, and Programming‘

RoboKind, the creators of robots4autism and Milo, have introduced Jett, the coding and programming robot, along with the robots4STEM curriculum. Designed to...

Cuba Educational Policy Reversal Condemned

President Trump has announced a new executive action restoring restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, "I am canceling the previous administration's completely one-sided...