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International Students Protest in Ireland

After a wave of school closures, students took to the streets in Dublin to protest exploitation and chaos in international education Ireland is a popular study-abroad destination and enjoys a flourishing English-language education industry, estimated...

Language Hits the Hill

Today, over 70 delegates from across the U.S. are in Washington to meet with their representatives in Congress to ask for more federal support for language education. With the guidance of the Joint National Committee...

Elfdalian Language Helps Norse Historians

All of the Nordic languages; Icelandic, Faroese, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian are descended from Old Norse, the language of the Vikings. These languages have all evolved in different ways over the past 1000 years,...

May The Fourth Be With You, In Navajo

The anticipation for the upcoming addition to the Star Wars movie franchise makes this year's Star Wars Day particularly lively. According to the origin story on the official Star Wars website recognized by Lucasfilm,...

Social Media Speeds Up Language Evolution

John Sutherland, a professor of English from University College London, led a study that confirmed the English Language is evolving faster than ever due to social media and communication technology. Sutherland's study on common...

The Changing Conflict of the Common Core

A recent paper on the importance of policy implementation as it relates to educational standards by Ashley Jochim and Lesley Lavery explores the creation and implementation of the new Common Core State Standards. In a idealistic effort to...

Bilingualism delays Alzheimer’s by at least four years

A recent study at Belgium's Ghent University has established that the symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) manifest themselves about four to five years later in bilinguals as opposed to monolinguals, confirming previous findings. In...

Scottish Businesses Call for Compulsory Foreign Language Education

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has pinpointed Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Arabic and Russian as “international languages of business” and is calling for compulsory foreign language education during all years of schooling in...

Texas Protects Dual Language Education

Texas has been an advocate for dual language education since 1973 when former Governor Dolph Briscoe signed into law the Bilingual Education and Training Act, which abolished the English-only teaching requirement imposed in 1918. This...

German’s Economic Clout

German may be the tenth most-spoken language in the world in terms of native-speakers, but, according to a socio-linguist at the University of Duisburg-Essen, it is not only the fourth most-popular language to learn,...
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