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Ghana Commits to French

Ghana’s minister for education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, underscored his country’s commitment to the promotion of French as a second official language during the signing in Paris of a linguistic pact between West African...

Russian Wrangles with Ukrainian

Evening Moscow, View of the Moscow Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the University. Russia More than 60% of Ukrainian citizens want the Ukrainian language to...

Austria Scraps Turkish Driving Tests

Austria will no longer offer its written driving test in Turkish, according to the country’s transportation minister. Norbert Hofer of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) claimed the move was to cut costs but added...

Catalan Publisher Leaves Amid Uncertainty

As uncertainty and anxiety over secession grip Spain’s autonomous region of Cataluña, publishing giant Planeta, the world's leading Spanish-language publisher and second biggest publisher in France, has moved its official address out of the...

$5 Million Gift to Build Korean Language Village

Kenny Park, CEO of Seoul-based luxury handbag manufacturer the Simone Corporation, has donated $5 million to Concordia Language Villages in Moorhead, Minnesota. The donation will support the first phase of construction of a culturally...

French in ‘Mortal Danger’ of Gender Neutrality

The Académie Française, the world’s authority on the French language, has issued a bleak warning against “inclusive writing” which promotes the use of gender-neutral words, claiming that: “The multiplication of the orthographic and syntactic...
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Digital Mandarin Classes for All

China’s Ministry of Education has announced plans to train teachers and improve infrastructure for digital education in the poorer areas of the...

Spain May End Catalan-Only Schools

The constitutional crisis in Spain’s autonomous region of Cataluña may soon affect its classrooms. Madrid’s control over Catalan regional affairs is continuing...

Experts Not Hopeful on Vietnam’s English Targets

Education experts are expressed concern that the targets set for Vietnam’s foreign language proficiency are set to fail at a recent meeting on English teaching at colleges...

US Leaves Education, Science, Culture Organization

Following in President Reagan’s footsteps, the Trump administration has announced the U.S. intention to withdraw from United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in January 2019, citing financial reasons and anti-Israel bias. UNESCO is responsible...