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U.S. Dept. of State Works to Internationalize Colleges and Universities

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural affairs is to host the fifth annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C. this month; with aims of increasing the number of international students in...

Mandarin Introduced to UK Schools

Thousands of pupils across the United Kingdom are to be given Mandarin lessons in a government bid to double the amount of Mandarin learners in the UK by 2019.It has been announced that more...

£1.6m Boost for the Welsh Language

The Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones has announced plans to strengthen the Welsh language over the next two years.A total of 1.6 million pounds is to be spent on measures to promote and maintain...

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...