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Making Hindi Official at the UN

The Indian government is prepared to spend up to four billion rupees ($63 million) to make Hindi one of the official languages of the UN, according to the country’s external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj. Speaking...

Iran Bans English From Primary Schools, Citing “Cultural Invasion”

Iran has announced that English would no longer be taught in primary schools after Islamic leaders warned that early exposure to English would help facilitate a “cultural invasion.” Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,...

The Future of Spanish and Hispanic Media in the U.S.

Does one have to speak Spanish to be considered Hispanic or Latino in the U.S.? What is the role of Hispanic media in the country which elected Donald Trump a year ago? How important...

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...

Confucius Launches Chinese Online Test and Programs

The Confucius Institute and XuetangX have launched a platform for students around the world who want to learn Chinese and pass the HSK proficiency tests. The courses are available at www.chinesetest.cn. Beginners can register...
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Tamazight Protests Hit Algeria

Protestors in northern Algeria are calling on the government to fund promotion and preservation of Tamazight, their indigenous language. The protests come after the...

Macron Sees Bright Future for French

  French president Emmanuel Macron said his native tongue would “be the first language of Africa” and “perhaps of the world.” Speaking to students in Burkina...

The Rise of Women through the Birth of Languages

Jenna Lau reveals the secrets of Nushu, a language  emblematic of Chinese female empowerment and sisterhood. History is rife with accounts of gender inequality and discrimination, be it through politics, economics, or education. Nonetheless, in the...

Spanish Speakers Rising by Five Million a Year

Spain’s Instituto Cervantes has released its annual report on the Spanish language: El español en el mundo 2017, revealing that more than 572 million people speak Spanish worldwide, of...

Making the Most of Europe

Students (and teachers) should take advantage of the many travel deals on offer to see as much as they can of this diverse continent People planning to study in Europe should be sure to add...
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