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This is International Education Week!

Celebrate International Education Week with NAFSA: Association of International Educators. NAFSA is focusing on the benefits of international education and exchange and says their focuses are, “campus internationalization, peacebuilding, global learning, and the economic...

ICE Returns Ancient Texts to Iraq

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has returned 3,800 ancient artifacts, including cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and clay bullae, to the Republic of Iraq. The artifacts were smuggled into the U.S. in violation of...

Making Angelenos Well-Read en Español

On May 15 through 17, the Los Angeles Convention Center was packed with families and readers of all ages for the fourth LéaLA, LA's Spanish -language book fair. This free event is organized by...

Manitoba to Promote Aboriginal Languages

The new Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy is a partnership between the Manitoba government, indigenous groups, post-secondary institutions and school boards will seek to "protect and promote" aboriginal languages. "Language is a critical component of cultural identity,...

ACTFL Tests for China

Language Testing International’s (LTI’s) Oral Proficient Interview computer system (OPIc), developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), was introduced in Shanghai to help people seeking employment in China demonstrate...

8TH ANNUAL INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (ILI) SYMPOSIUM 2017

In Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 26-27, 2017, the Indigenous Language Institute is holding it’s 8th annual symposium. The theme of the 8th Annual ILI Symposium 2017 will address the importance of comprehensible...

Virtual Learning a Reality

ATi Studios has released a virtual reality app for language education to combine the artificial-intelligence technology behind chatbots with speech recognition in virtual reality. Learn Languages VR by Mondly allows people to experience lifelike...
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Messaging App for Language Learners

“Tandem” is a relatively new language-learning app where language learners can chat with each other in order to improve their language skills. Users can have conversations with native speakers of languages including Spanish, Russian,...

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...

Crow Summer Institute

Glacier National Park, Montana, USA The Crow Summer Institute is occurring in Crow Agency, Montana, at the Little Big Horn College starting June 3rd through June 21st of...