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Wales Government Aims to Increase Welsh Speakers to 1 million

The Welsh government has announced a new, ambitious plan to almost double the amount of Welsh...

Music Educator Spreads Spanish Through Song

Sara Quintanar, an elementary school music educator, bilingual songwriter, and performance artist, has taken the international community by storm with her songs in Spanish for English-speakers to learn the language.Her work in bilingual music...
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Speaking Spanish

Vista Higher Learning’s Norah Lulich Jones explains how their new Senderos program gets students speaking in classFirst, let us take a look at what students are hoping for, what we are hoping for as...

Mexico and Canada Collaborate Linguistically

Languages Canada and the Ministry of Education of the Mexican State of Guanajuato have signed a cooperation agreement to formalize and expand collaboration...
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Chinese Highlight of Dismal K–12 Enrollment Survey

The recently released National K–12 Foreign Language Enrollment Survey Report shows that a total of 10.6...
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Dutch Shares Stage With Frisian in European Parliament

European Parliament is dedicating a session to Europe’s minority languages, and Frisian is getting its big debut on the Parliament floor, according to Dutch...

Russian Retreat in Ukraine

The Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) has passed a bill requiring that 75% of national television programming and 50% of local broadcasting be in the...

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...

Queremos Galego

Under the slogan, “Non queremos ser estranxeiras na propia patria. Queremos Galego!” (We don’t want to be strangers in our own country. We want Galician), the Galician umbrella NGO Queremos Galego and A Mesa...

Opposition to Puerto Rico’s Schools Cuts

Last month, the presidents of the American Federation of Teachers and the Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (the Puerto Rico Teachers Association) co-signed a letter to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, describing the harmful impact of the deep education cuts over the past decade and the devastating consequences additional proposed reductions would have on students and Puerto Rico’s future.