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Belfast Protest for Irish Language Rights

Irish language speakers and activists took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday in protest over what has been described as the government’s “failure” to protect the Irish language.Over 4000 people marched through...

Quebec Court Rules Against French Signs

The Quebec Superior Court has deemed the province’s main French-language group too harsh, after trying to enforce major retail chains to change their trademark names and outdoor signage into appropriate French-language translations.A total of...

Language Education Affected in Iowa Budget Cuts

Students in the Iowa City School District are to suffer the loss of language classes in state budget cuts, starting next year.The School Board approved the budget for fiscal year 2015 in Tuesday’s...

Launch of First Online Chinese Teacher Training Program

Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) – an international university promoting Chinese language and culture and Academic Partnerships – a leading organisation supporting worldwide online learning have today announced the launch of the world’s...

UK Announces Tougher Language Exams

Education ministers in the UK have announced plans for tougher GCSE examinations as part of a series of government education reforms.For the first time in several years, the government education review specifically outlines plans...

UK School to Teach ESL to ALL Students

A high school in Leeds, UK has introduced classes to teach all students English as a second language. More than 75% of students at City of Leeds secondary school do not have English as...

U.S. Students Outperform International Peers

A new Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) report shows that U.S. 15-year-old students scored above average on the 2012 problem solving assessment in comparison to their peers in 43 other education systems. The...

Louisiana Debates Bilingual Education as a Right

Lawmakers in Louisiana are pushing to make language immersion a right.“Every kid should have the right of a bilingual education,” said Rep. Stephen Ortego (D) of Carenco. “It’s not fair it’s the luck of...

TESOL 2014 – Portland, OR

26-29 March 2014 - Portland, Oregon, USACome and join us on the TESOL Treasure Trail! - Booth no. 223 

California Bill to Support Multilingual Education

Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach/Huntington Park) announced legislation that would enable California’s public schools to provide multilingual instruction, granting more students access to valuable 21st Century language skills and giving parents more choice over...