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Native American English Learners Request for Information (RFI)

The U.S. Department of Education has now re-opened its request for information (RFI) on Native American English learners. The purpose of the RFI is to gather information pertaining to the identification and placement of...

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...

Singing Tunes Linguist’s Ear

Singing in a foreign language can significantly improve learning how to speak it, according to a new study carried out at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Music in Human and Social Development in...

$5 Million Boost for Languages at UK Universities

Next month, British universities will start receiving an additional £3.1 million ($4.8 million) to support a new program designed to encourage more young people of all backgrounds to study languages at university. The program builds...

Will France Amend Constitution for Tahitian?

French Polynesia’s territorial assembly has passed a resolution, asking France to change its Constitution and recognize Mahoi or Tahitian as a language that can be used in Parliamentary debates. Despite a local assembly and...

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...

EMC Languages: New Online Learning Platform

Increasing student fluency in world languages and providing educators with innovative technology are the goals of a new ten-year partnership between EMC Publishing, a division of New Mountain Learning, and the University of Minnesota’s...

Project to Research How English is Learned

Why do students from certain countries learn English more easily than students in other places? Why do the most effective strategies for teaching English to Russian and Chinese students differ greatly from those used...

Conjugating Kids

The sound of small children chattering away as they learn to talk has always been considered cute  –  but not particularly sophisticated. However, research at Cornell University has shown that toddlers’ speech is far...

El Día E

This Saturday June 22, the Instituto Cervantes will celebrate the annual Día E (Español) - the party for all Spanish speakers - in its 78 centers in 44 countries spread across all five continents....