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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....

Kids’ Summer Food Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to...

New Bill to Support Language Teaching at School

LAUTENBERG, HOLT INTRODUCE BILL TO SUPPORT INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) have introduced, in both the Senate and the House of Representatives,...
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Coaxing Students Down Under

Kristal Bivona admires Australia’s initiatives to attract international studentsThis year, Australia is rolling out various initiatives intended to increase the number of international students at Australian universities. The initiatives cut across different sectors, but...

Do you want RESPECT?

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is releasing the Obama Administration's blueprint for elevating and transforming the teaching profession, also known as the Blueprint for RESPECT (Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence, and Collaborative...

Lakota Present Genocide Complaint to UN

"In one lifetime, the number of Lakota speakers has dropped 75 percent," states the Complaint. "There have been no new Lakota speakers in three generations. There are 6,000 to 8,000 Lakota language speakers left."Last...

Report Supports Quebec’s ‘Tough-love’ Approach to French

The Quebec government must adopt a hardline approach if it intends to make French the common language of all Quebeckers, a report to the Parti Québécois government by the Conseil supérieur de la langue...

Bilingual Children Have Better Working Memory

A study conducted at Spain’s University of Granada and the University of York in Toronto, Canada, has revealed that bilingual children develop a better working memory – the ability to hold, process, and update...

Asia Key to Spanish Growth

At the launch of the Instituto Cervantes’ annual report on the Spanish language, El español en el mundo 2012, Spain’s Exterior Minister (Secretary of State) José Manuel García-Margallo, and the Institute’s director, Víctor García...