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‘Nomophobia’ is the UK People’s Word of 2018

The UK's Cambridge Dictionary has declared nomophobia, the word that describes the stress and anxiety caused by being separated from your mobile device, as the People’s Word of 2018. For the first time, the Cambridge...

Spain Recognizes Ladino as Spanish

More than half a millennium after most Jews were expelled from the country in 1492, Spain is officially recognizing their language, Ladino, as a type of Spanish. In Madrid last month, the Royal Spanish Academy...

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...

Less is More?

Kristal Bivona details the MLA's new report on world language enrollments The Modern Language Association (MLA) published a new report on the state of language education at the post-secondary level. The report, Enrollments in Languages...

#IAmMore

Voyager Sopris Learning has partnered with WeAreTeachersto launch a social movement designed to embolden educators and students to effect change and to believe in the power of literacy. Called “#IAmMore,” the movement gives educators...

TESOL 2014 – Portland, OR

26-29 March 2014 - Portland, Oregon, USA Come and join us on the TESOL Treasure Trail! - Booth no. 223  
Young girls in bikini have fun - surfers sit on surf boards, wait for big ocean wave. Females feet underwater photo. People in water sport adventure camp, beach extreme swim on summer beach vacation.

Hawaiian Language Sets a Good Example

Revitalization efforts for the Hawaiian language are now being used as a model for success for other indigenous language programs. Advocates of...

Hong Kong Asked to Prove Mandarin Instruction Works

Hong Kong’s Audit Commission has asked the Education Bureau to prove the effectiveness of using Standard Mandarin (or Putonghua) as the medium of instruction in Chinese language classes before making it mandatory for all...

What’s Another 38 Official Languages?

Indians push to add 38 more languages to their constitution. The Indian government is facing pressure to consider 38 more official languages to be added to the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. The Eighth Schedule...

Hindi Adds 100 Million Speakers

According to the largest language census in Indian history, Hindi added 100 million new speakers between 2001 and 2011—a 25% rise, while 19,569 different languages or dialects were described as a “mother tongue” by...