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Free German Classes in Mosques

Germany has continuously been in the news for their practices of welcoming Syrian refugees and offering various programs to teach refugees German. The country has added another method of distribution with a new program...

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...
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...

U.S. Team Wins ” Chinese Bridge ” Contest

A team from the U.S. has won the 15th "Chinese Bridge" language proficiency competition for secondary school students in Kunming, the capital of...

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...

Korean Royal Code

Gyeongbokgung Palace at night in Seoul, South Korea. The new crown prince of Korea, tech entrepreneur Andrew Lee, a Korean-American, owes his royal...
Afro women using tablet computer in the park

BBC launches Pidgin Portal

The BBC has launched a new online section that delivers news exclusively in Pidgin for West African audiences. Pidgin is a language spoken by over 75 million Nigerians. While the number of speakers is...

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...

A Second Language for Every Student

Lisa A. Frumkes explains why bilingualism is more relevant than ever. In today’s increasingly global and connected world, I interact every day with colleagues from different cultures who speak a wide array of languages. Achieving...

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)....