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Language Adapts, Students Adapt—Why Not Students’ Language Tests?

Imagine you are trying to build strength. You go to the gym every day, lift weights, and then come home to rest and recover. The next day, you are back at the gym for...

Hawai’ian Lawmakers Apologize for Language Suppression

The legislature adopted House Concurrent Resolution 130 (HCR 130), which recognizes and apologizes for the damage caused by Act 57, a law passed shortly after the US’ displacement of the Hawai’ian monarchy. Under Act...

Nicaragua Demands Language Academy Closure

At the end of last month, the Nicaraguan government asked the parliament to close the Nicaraguan Academy of the Language (Academia de la Lengua de Nicaragua), which was founded 94 years ago, and accused...

APH Louis Website Gets New Look, Improved Search

American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is celebrating the launch of a completely redesigned Louis website and updated search interface. Named after Louis Braille, the Louis Database is a free, national service designed...

Enthusiasm for Chinese Grows in Liberia

Chinese language and cultural studies will be offered as an undergraduate degree course for the first time at the University of Liberia and other colleges in the West African country, which came to being...

Promoting Spain’s Linguistic Diversity

Last month, directors from the Cervantes Institute (Spanish), the Ramón Llull Institute (Catalan), the Etxepare Euskal Institutua (Basque), and the Galician Culture Council (Gallego) met in Santiago de Compostela to assess progress since the...

Does Access Always End in Excess?

The fact that access and excess resemble each other is because of a family resemblance they brought to English from Latin, their shared language of origin. They also came into English at the same...

Let Teachers Be the Influencers

A recent NEA survey found that 55% of all educators plan to leave the profession earlier than expected due to pandemic-related stress.In just two years’ time, the US is expected to have about 200,000 fewer...

White House Dedicates $15M for Language Grants

The House Appropriations Committee has approved $15 million in funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 to support the third round of the World Language Advancement and Readiness Grants Program (WLARA). The House Labor, Health...

Retooling from the Classroom to the Workplace

When COVID-19 began to spread, businesses and schools had to suddenly shift to remote ways of working and learning. This uncovered a major problem. Most businesses and classrooms weren’t prepared to offer a fully...
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