Tag: future

Royal Academy Director Predicts a Grand Future for Spanish in the U.S.

Dario Villanueva, the director of the Royal Spanish Academy, said in an interview with Efe in San Juan that, "Spanish in the U.S. is gaining tremendous momentum thanks to the growing regard for Hispanics." Villanueva is an advocate for bilingualism in modern society, and cites Spanish as being a good example of a language that lives in harmony with...

Arabizi Sparks Fears for Arabic’s Future

At a conference in Dubai last month, fears were raised that the trend among young Arabs to speak either a foreign language or a hybrid popularly known as "Arabizi", heavily populated with foreign words, may jeopardize the future of Arabic.According to Dr Muna Al Saheli, one of the participants at the Second International Conference on Arabic Language, "We do...