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Migration Focus of International Youth Day

UN Secretary-General's Message for 2013:This year’s observance of International Youth Day focuses on the issue of youth migration. Of the annual total of some 214 million international migrants, young people constitute more than...

Celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

2013 Theme: "Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honoring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements"The International Day of the World's Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1994, to...
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French Cinema on Demand

TV5MONDE USA has launched the first video-on-demand (VOD) cable platform devoted entirely to French-language films in twelve major markets on Comcast systems around the U.S. It will be available to Comcast customers who are subscribers...

CSU Fullerton to Offer Vietnamese Teacher Program

Next year, California State University, Fullerton will offer a program leading to a BA in Vietnamese language and culture, and certification for teachers of Vietnamese as a foreign language.Cal State Fullerton education professor Natalie...

Study to Examine Achievement of Bilingual Students

The RAND Corporation, a nonprofit think tank, is studying the effects of dual-language immersion on student achievement in Portland Public Schools with a three-year, $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute...

Do Heritage Triggers Impair Second-Language Skills?

Research on how cultural knowledge operates in the mind increasingly focuses on the dynamics through which our cultural frames are evoked by particular situations. One dynamic is “frame-switching” — the shifts in judgment that...

French Boost in Louisiana

After Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed $100,000 funding for the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) during last year’s budget vetoes, French-speaking state lawmakers sought new ways to promote Louisiana’s francophone...

ESEA Reauthorization Likely to Stall

The House of Representatives passed with a 221-207 vote the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly known as No Child Left Behind. No Democrats voted in favor of the Student Success...

Colorado Chooses Language Magazine

Starting with the August 2013 issue, all members of the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) will receive Language Magazine (LM) wrapped in CABE News, the association's new monthly newsletter."The CABE Board wanted to...

Esperanto Day 2013

Say “Saluton” today because Friday, July 26 is Esperanto Day with events held all over the world.A major international conference in Rekjavik, Iceland, with over 1,000 participants is being held this week and the only...