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Rwanda Revives French

Rwanda replaced French with English as its language of education a decade ago, but French is now experiencing a revival. French was the most-widely spoken European language in the once Belgian colony until it...

Canada Boosts Support for French in the Territories

Major funding increases for Francophone communities in the western Canadian territories of Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut have been announced. For more than three decades, the Government of Canada has supported the implementation...

Macedonia Agrees Name Change and Expands Albanian Use

Alexander the Great Monument in Skopje - Macedonia In what may be the most significant diplomatic step in the Balkans since the end of the war in the...

France Welcomes Community College Students

In another move to promote relations between these old allies, the Cultural and Scientific Services of the French Embassy in Washington launched a...
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Belarus Opens First Chinese Department

Minsk State Linguistic University (MSLU) will open Belarus’ first Chinese language and culture department in the new academic year, according to MSLU Rector...

Spain May End Catalan-Only Schools

The constitutional crisis in Spain’s autonomous region of Cataluña may soon affect its classrooms. Madrid’s control over Catalan regional affairs is continuing...

Spanish ‘More Important than Ever’

According to the latest estimations of Spain’s Instituto Cervantes, there are now more than 577 million Spanish speakers (7.6% of the global population) in the world—five million more than last year’s estimate. It is in...

Increasing Communication Through Sister-School Programs

Kristal Bivona on how increased access to communications technology through sister schools has created new ways schools can use to develop international partnerships Among the limits of the traditional classroom are the walls. While educators...
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Reward for Translating Ancient Chinese

The National Museum of Chinese Writing in Anyang, in the province of Henan, is offering 100,000 yuan (about $15,000) to anyone who can...

Experts Not Hopeful on Vietnam’s English Targets

Education experts are expressed concern that the targets set for Vietnam’s foreign language proficiency are set to fail at a recent meeting on English teaching at colleges...