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Celebrate French Language and Francophonie Week

Speakers of the French language unite globally to celebrate Francophonie week March 17-25, and international Francophonie Day on March 20th. UN French Language Day is also observed...

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...

‘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...

French Genders Get Political

The French prime minister, Édouard Philippe, has banned “inclusive writing” in official texts, clamping down on attempts to make the French language more female-friendly. Moves to end the linguistic dominance of the masculine over the...

Ghana Confident in French

Dr.Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education of Ghana, believes that French should be promoted across the country, citing a study conducted by the Foundation for International Development...

Language Skills Among NGO Workers Lacking

A new study by The Department of Modern Languages and European Studies at the University of Reading in England examined the roles and importance of languages in NGO (Non-governmental organizations) workers. The study, "Respecting communities in...

Students Create Music Video “Dreamchild” in French, English and Mowhawk

A new video created by students at St. Willibrord School in Châteauguay, Que, near Kahnawake Mohawk territory has been making the rounds online, and...

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...

Jamaicans Urged to Learn Spanish

Jamaica’s minister of education, the Honorable Alando Terrelonge, is encouraging parents to be more open to the idea of their children learning Spanish as a second language.

Celebrate Mother Language Day!

On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated on 21 February every year, UNESCO reiterates its commitment to linguistic diversity and invites its Member States to celebrate the day in as many languages as possible...