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Kazakhstan Spells Out Script Swap

Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev has announced a timeline to switch the country's writing system over from the Cyrillic to the Latin script with full implementation occurring by 2025. According to the state-owned "Egemen Kazakhstan" newspaper, Nazarbayev...

Spanish Congress in Argentina

The VIII International Congress of the Spanish Language will be held from March 27–30 in Córdoba, Argentina, with more than 200 writers, academics, experts, and professionals from...

Last Chance For Boren Scholarship

Friday February 8 is the last chance to apply for the study abroad Boren Scholarships. These scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters...

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...

To Celebrate World Book Day, Spanish Language Day, and English Language Day, 10 Books...

  Today is a big day, with three coinciding celebrations all at once. World Book Day is a celebration of authors, books, and most importantly, reading. According to their website, it is “the biggest celebration...

All Australian Languages Linked

New research has found a groundbreaking link between Australian Indigenous languages, demonstrating for the first time that they all descend from one common ancestor. The unprecedented finding sheds new light on the origins of Australian...

‘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...

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...

Spain’s Student Ambassador Program

This program is part of the initiative “Study in Spain“ developed by the Trade Commission – Embassy of Spain in Miami, Florida. The goal of the program is to promote Spain as an educational...