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Dictionary Adds 150 Words to 2014 Edition

‘Selfie’ ‘crowdfunding’ and turducken’ are among 150 new words added to the 2014 updated version of the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary; the company have announced this week. The new additions to the U.S. English dictionary...

14th Annual Beijing Foreign Language Festival

The annual Beijing Foreign Language Festival was held in Chaoyang Park this weekend, attracting thousands of language enthusiasts, teachers, students and volunteers from around the globe. The festival - which first opened in 2002, invites...

Robots Teach Language Skills to Preschoolers

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have launched an eight week trial to test how well preschool children can learn language skills from robots. The experiment is monitoring rates at which children learn and...

Hitler’s Birthplace to Become Immigrant Language Center

The Austrian guesthouse where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889, is likely to become a language center for immigrants it has been reported. The future of the building in Braunau am Inn has been debated...

Using foreign language increases rationality

A new study from psychologists at the University of Chicago and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona finds that people using a foreign language take a relatively utilitarian approach to moral dilemmas, making decisions...

Twitter Ads Targeted by Language

Social media giant Twitter has launched a new feature that will allow advertisers to target users based on their language. The ‘language targeting’ feature will give brands the opportunity to direct promoted tweets and promoted...

Spanish Blog Contest

Online Spanish is growing fast - it is now the third most-used language on the internet by number of users, according to a report by the Instituto Cervantes. Its use has grown by 807%...

CA Senate Committee Recommends Restoring Bilingual Education

California’s Senate Education Committee has recommended that the state’s voters be asked to repeal Proposition 227, the 1998 initiative requiring public school instruction in English. The California Ed.G.E. (Education for a Global Economy) Initiative (Language...

100,000 Strong in the Americas Website Launch

Today, the U.S. Department of State unveiled a new 100,000 Strong in the Americas website available at www.100kstrongamericas.org. President Obama launched 100,000 Strong in the Americas to increase educational exchange opportunities in the Western...

Celebrate First Bilingual Literacy Month

Read Conmigo, the bilingual literacy campaign for children sponsored by Infinity Auto Insurance, has declared the first annual Bilingual Literacy Month this May. As the first celebration of its kind, Bilingual Literacy Month aims...