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Calls to Promote and Protect Arabic

In Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, told the Federal National Council (FNC)-the legislature of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)- that he supported initiatives aimed at...

Hindi Speakers Asked for Cooperation

Indian president Ram Nath Kovind has asked Hindi speakers to give more respect and time to regional languages and their speakers in an attempt to head off anti-Hindi sentiment across the country. During the Hindi...

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...

French Genders Get Political

The French prime minister, Édouard Philippe, has banned “inclusive writing” in official texts, clamping down on attempts to make the French language more female-friendly. Moves to end the linguistic dominance of the masculine over the...

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...

Japan Reverses Western Name Order

On January 1, 2020, the western format of given name followed by family name will officially change in Japan. On governmental documents and websites Prime Minister Shinzo...

Mexico and Canada Collaborate Linguistically

Languages Canada and the Ministry of Education of the Mexican State of Guanajuato have signed a cooperation agreement to formalize and expand collaboration...

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...

UK ‘Likely’ to Lose Second Place Study Abroad Slot to Australia

The UK is likely to lose it’s spot as the second-most popular global study abroad location to Australia, according to a new report by the Centre for Global Higher Education. There has been little...

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...