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Spanish, Arabic, French & Chinese Most Needed in UK

UK Report Identifies Language Needs Last month, the British Council published a report calling on UK policymakers to introduce a broader range of languages into every child’s education.“Languages for the Future” identifies (in order of...

US Education Secretary Supports Languages for All

"Today, a nation's prosperity depends on its people's ability to thrive in the global marketplace. This is true for the U.S. and for our neighbors across the globe.What's more, in a nation as diverse...

Digital Literacy ‘as Important as Reading and Writing’ ?

“Becoming literate in how the technical world works is equivalent to reading, writing and maths. We need to look at this fourth literacy as mainstream,” argues Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation...

Celebrate International Education Week by Applying for High School Study Abroad Scholarships

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors many programs that are now accepting applications for scholarships that provide American high school students the opportunity to study abroad.Opportunities include:The Kennedy-Lugar...

Study Abroad at All-Time High

The number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by 7% to a record high of 819,644 students in the 2012/13 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by...

Bilingualism Better than ‘Any Drug’ at Delaying Dementia

Yet another study has confirmed the positive benefits of multilingualism on the brain but this is the first to show that the protective effects of bilingualism extend to people who are illiterate.According to the...

Survey of World Languages in Congress

In an effort to create a broad picture of second language capabilities among Americans, the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS) (www.languagepolicy.org) surveyed members of Congress to find out how many of...

State Dept Scholarships to Study Critical Languages Abroad

About 600 scholarships are available for the 2014-15 academic year for American high school students to study language through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. NSLI-Y is funded by the U.S....

Partners Sought for 7000 Languages Project

Launched by Transparent Language earlier this year, the 7000 Languages Project makes the company’s technologies and methods available without charge to advocates of, and experts in, languages of little or no commercial interest. The...

Britain’s World Language Crisis

An investigation carried out by U.K.-based The Guardian has revealed the dire state of foreign language education in the country. The report shows that the situation has become worse since a 2007 investigation on...