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Hawaiian Language Sets a Good Example

Revitalization efforts for the Hawaiian language are now being used as a model for success for other indigenous language programs. Advocates of endangered languages visited the University of Hawaii at Manoa this month for...

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...
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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...
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BBC launches Pidgin Portal

The BBC has launched a new online section that delivers news exclusively in Pidgin for West African audiences. Pidgin is a language spoken by over 75 million Nigerians. While the number of speakers is...
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Taiwan Launches “Mandarin-on-the-Go”

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education has announced Mandarin-on-the-Go, a new language-learning program for those wanting to learn Mandarin. Chinese language centers and universities are...
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STUDY ABROAD: Germany

John le Carré is not the only proponent of learning German. Harald Braun and Kurt Gamerschlag share the benefits of learning the...
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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...

Portuguese through an Independent Lens

Kristal Bivona examines an approach to overcome the inherent imperialism...

Chinese Developments

Partnership in Pakistan... To promote Chinese language and culture in Pakistan, the Confucius Institute, the University of Karachi, and Islamabad’s Preston University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to improve the teaching of Chinese in...

‘Hindi Not Imposed,’ Indian Government Reassures

The Indian government has attempted to quell fears that Hindi would be imposed over other Indian languages and stated that no such rule would be put into effect. The concern that Hindi would be...