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Massachusetts Restores Bilingual Education

Massachusetts’ Republican Governor Charlie Baker has signed the LOOK Bill into law which will allow the state’s schools to offer bilingual and dual-language education. According to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, there...

National Spanish Spelling Bee Champion Crowned

On Saturday, in San Antonio, Texas, Maria del Sol Nuñez-Peña spelled anaerobiosis (life without oxygen) to win her second consecutive National Spanish Spelling Bee title. Nuñez-Peña, a 14-year-old, incoming ninth-grader from Chaparral, New Mexico, defeated...

Paul Simon Study Abroad Act Reintroduced to Senate

Senators recognize that study abroad prepares U.S. students to compete globally American Councils Diversity Scholarship Fund has supported 65 students across seven study abroad programs in...

Fulfilling the Technological Promise

Language Magazine asks luminaries in the EdTech landscape what to expect and what we can hope for in 2018 I am hoping that school district leaders increasingly focus on making the most of the amazing technology...

The Art of Teaching

M. Elhess, E. Elturki, and J. Egbert offer strategies to support creativity in the language classroom “Our students aren’t creative,” claimed one of the language teachers in the professional development workshop. The other participating teachers nodded in agreement. “How...

Report Challenges California’s System for Identifying English Learners’ Needs

.Study of local plans identifies key improvements to fix the system   Californians Together is releasing a new report today entitled Masking the Focus on English Learners. The report questions the efficacy of California’s accountability system for...
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Support for Russian in Ukraine

Thirty percent of Ukrainians in areas controlled by the Kiev government support granting official status to the Russian language, according to a new survey. The poll, conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, found...
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Taiwan Launches “Mandarin-on-the-Go”

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education has announced Mandarin-on-the-Go, a new language-learning program for those wanting to learn Mandarin. Chinese language centers and universities are...

Ghana Commits to French

Ghana’s minister for education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, underscored his country’s commitment to the promotion of French as a second official language during the signing in Paris of a linguistic pact between West African...

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,...