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British Language Festival Launches

The British Academy and the Guardian newspaper are currently hosting the 2014Language Festival with the Born Global Symposia at the Language Show Live in London. Running from 17 October – 28 November 2014, the UK-wide...

Ebola Prevention Lost in Translation

In the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and cases of Ebola turning up around the world, information about disease prevention is increasingly crucial. In the West African countries where Ebola continues...

World Languages at the Emmys and Oscars

Spanish-language programs are celebrating their nominations in a newly-created category at the International Emmy Awards for Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program. Telemundo and Nat Geo Mundo swept the category, with Pasión Prohibida (Telemundo), La...

Anti-Immigrant Group Highlights U.S. Bilingualism

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has released a new report based on recently-released Census Bureau data from the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS), showing that the number of people who speak a language...

Four New Title VI LRCs Announced

Dept. of Ed discontinues grants to three LRCs as it funds four new centers.The U.S. Department of Education has announced grants for Language Resource Centers. The funds will be used to establish, strengthen and...

Poetry Festival Celebrates 12 American Languages

The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is preparing for the sixth Festival de Poesía Las Lenguas de América, Carlos Montemayor (The Languages of America Poetry Festival, Carlos Montemayor), which will take place on October...

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...

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...

Australia Announces $9.8m for Early Language Ed

Pilot program bets children can learn a new language without a teacher.The Australian government is pouring nearly AUS$10 million into world language education pilot program. However, language teachers won’t see a cent. The program,...

Fostering Francophilia

Global French use will determine France's future.According to a new report commissioned by President François Hollande, the global decline of French speakers could slash employment in France by 120,000 jobs by 2020 and by...