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Study Abroad Campaign for K-12 Teachers

Today, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is officially launching a new campaign to recruit 1,000 K-12 teachers to join Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative to double the number of U.S. college students...

Preserving Uchinaguchi through Cultural Capital

The culture of Okinawa, Japan is quite distinct from other Japanese islands. It became a part of Japan in 1879, but has a strong American influence because of three decades of military occupation following...

What does Bill Gates regret?

This week in an online Reddit chat, Bill Gates revealed his main regret: “I feel pretty stupid that I don't know any foreign languages. I took Latin and Greek in High School and got A's...

Calling all bilingual college students! Your chance to address the United Nations!

MANY LANGUAGES, ONE WORLD 2015 Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum Seventy students will be selected as delegates to the 2015 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum where they will create plans of...

Tonal Languages Like It Hot and Humid

A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America links the evolution of tonal languages to climate, specifically to heat and humidity. The report,...

Quebecer is 2015 TESOL Teacher of the Year

TESOL International Association and National Geographic Learning have announced that Sherry Blok of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, will receive the 2015 TESOL Teacher of the Year Award. The award honors exceptional English language teachers at...

GOP Supports Immigration Reform in Spanish Only

For the third year in a row, the Republican Party delivered a Spanish-language response to the President’s State of the Union address. However, for the first time, the Spanish version included something the English-language...

California Needs an English Learner Advocate

Language Magazine is lending its support to twenty Californian education, social justice, and civil rights organizations encouraging the state’s governor, Jerry Brown to appoint an English learner advocate to the State Board of Education. Nearly...
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Majority of US School Kids ‘Low Income’

For the first time in recent history, a majority of the schoolchildren attending U.S. public schools come from low income families, according to a report by the Southern Education Foundation from the latest data...

Words of 2014 Expose Vapid Culture

Merriam-Webster named culture in all of its definitions as its word of the year for 2014, saying that culture was a "big word at back-to-school time each year, but last year lookups extended well...
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