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‘Parasite’ First Non-English Language Film to Win Best Picture Oscar

Korean director Bong Joon-ho made history last night as his film Parasite was the first film in language other than English to win Best Picture. Bong...
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$20 Million in Federal Grants for ELL Teacher Development

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition...

Early Language Key to School Success

Kim Echart of the University of Washington News reports on a new study which shows that early use of words and grammar determine overall student success A new study indicates that children’s language skills...

Google Splashes Out on Super Bowl Ad Focusing on Language

Genevieve Finn reports on the tech giant's moves in machine translation and interpretation Google is banking on its interpreter taking off Google used one of...

Jan. 20 is #MLKDay

Monday, January 20 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, also known as MLK Day of Service. The holiday is both a celebration of Dr. King's birthday and...

It’s Easier to Lie in a Foreign Language

A new study suggests that it may be easier for people to lie in their second language than in their native tongue. The study, titled "The language of lies: Behavioral and autonomic costs of...

Early Language Key to School Success

Kim Echart of the University of Washington News reports on a new study which shows that early use of words and grammar determines...

Keeping That Summer High

Language Magazine offers a brief guide to North American high schools and related summer programs for international students Studying at a U.S. or Canadian...

Latvia Drops Russian High Schools

Last month, the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) passed amendments to its education laws according to which ethnic-minority schools will have to transition to Latvian-only secondary education in the 2019/2020 academic year. In passing the amendments,...

Spain Honors Ladino in Israel

Spain’s Real Academia Española (RAE), the leading authority on the Spanish language, is to establish a special institute in Israel to preserve Ladino—the Judeo-Spanish...