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Win a Trip to Study Spanish in Spain with SPanishYouTOO.com

To celebrate the launch of SPanishYouTOO.com, Tourspain and International House Spain have teamed up to offer the chance to win a 10-week Spanish language course at International House Barcelona.Following the success of AUssieYouTOO.com, SPanishYouTOO.com...

Phonics Making a Positive Impact on Literacy

A new study suggests children taught to read using phonics techniques can achieve a reading age up to two years above their expected level.Results from the study conducted by educational psychologist Marlynne Grant...

Latino Advocacy Groups Sue over Texas ELL Programs

Latino Advocacy Groups in Texas have filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming school resources for English language learners (ELL) are grossly inadequate.On Tuesday a 27 page- long complaint was filed by the...

Significant Drop in Global Aid to Education

A new report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has shown a significant drop in global aid to education causes since 2010.More than 250 million children worldwide lack basic...

Applications Open for the 10th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

The Hakuho Foundation - a ‘public interest incorporated foundation’ focusing on language and education, yesterday began accepting applications for the 10th Hakuho Japanese Research Fellowship.Objectives of the program include maintaining and strengthening research into...

Deforestation Linked to Language Loss

A new report has shown a direct link between forest destruction and the loss of languages.The study by researchers Jonathan Loh at the Zoological Society of London and David Harmon at the George Wright...

Alaska Judge Orders Native Language Translations of Election Materials

U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason plans to conduct a 10-day trial this month, in a voting rights lawsuit to translate all election materials into Alaskan Native languages - it has been reported.Brought to...

2014 Centers for International Business Education Competition Announced

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office - part of the US Department of Education, has announced its Centers for International Business Education grant competition for the 2014 fiscal year.The program provides...

Was Jesus Bilingual?

Pope Francis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have entered into a debate regarding the language spoken by Jesus Christ.Several languages were spoken in the places where Jesus is said to have lived –...

Oklahoma Legislature Votes to Repeal Common Core Standards

Lawmakers in Oklahoma have voted to repeal Common Core Standards for English and Mathematics, despite their introduction in over 40 other states.The house voted 71-18 on Friday to reject the Common Core standards, replacing...