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Ontario Supports French-Language Education

The province of Ontario will invest $19.41 million in several projects and initiatives to support students, parents and teachers in French-language schools....

Costa Rican Spanish

Like most places, Costa Rica has its own unique words, phrases, and uses of language, so even fluent Spanish speakers can learn...

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)....

Ukrainian President-Elect Unlikely to Lift Russian Status

Paton bridge over the river Dnieper, Mother Motherland monument in Kiev, Ukraine After actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky's landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential elections, his campaign spokesperson, Dmytro...

Slovenian Sign Language Set for Official Language

Dragon bridge (Zmajski most), symbol of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, Europe. Long exposure. Time lapse. The National Assembly of Slovenia endorsed a proposal to assign Slovenian sign language...

Afrikaans Phased Out

South Africa’s University of Pretoria has begun phasing out Afrikaans as its official teaching language and replacing it with English. This move...
Digital image of technology and city scape double exposure.

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...

English May be Dropped from Disability Evaluation

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has proposed the elimination of the education category “inability to communicate in English” in the evaluation of...

Celebrating French and la Francophonie

Every year, speakers of French unite globally to celebrate Francophonie Week from March 17–25 and UN French Language Day on March 20. This year’s theme was “The...

Japanese Teacher Certification to Ease Immigration Boom

kabukicho district Japan’s government is planning to set up a nationally recognized accreditation program for teachers of Japanese, to help improve the language education of foreign workers, as...