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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...

World Readiness Standards

  With the help of a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities, an eleven-member task force,...

The New French Resistance

President Macron Announces Plan to Promote French worldwide and labels French teachers 'heroes' France’s President Emmanuel Macron, whose mastery and use of English...

Decade of Ukrainian

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to strengthen the role of the Ukrainian language, the presidential press service said in a statement. “Staring from 2018 we are launching the decade of the Ukrainian...

Russian Set Backs in Ukraine, Armenia

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has signed into law a controversial bill that makes Ukrainian the required language of instruction in state secondary schools (from fifth grade on)....

Israel Launches English Reform

The Council for Higher Education has approved the new reform regarding conversion of academic educational programs from Hebrew to English and to run them in parallel to each other...
Stressed college student for exam in classroom

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...

Diverse Classes Boost Collaborative Skills for All

Exposure to diversity in the classroom tends to be associated with better collaboration skills., according to the first OECD PISA assessment of collaborative problem solving, and girls are much better than boys at working...

Emirates Embrace Chinese

Last month’s visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) not only strengthened bilateral relations between the two nations, but also provided a huge boost to the learning of Mandarin...

WaPo Launches Arabic Editorial

In response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post is launching an Arabic-language editorial section, which will feature columns...