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AATSP-Florida to Host First Annual Conference Sep. 1-3

On September 1-3, the Florida chapter of the AATSP will host its first annual conference. The theme is "Valuing Our Roots and Building Our Future." The conference will feature workshops and sessions as well...

Portuguese in Africa

While Nigerians of Brazilian heritage in Lagos are embracing Portuguese, speakers of the language in Guinea-Bissau say they are being discriminated against, as employers in the country are publishing job vacancies in French and...

South Africa Moves to Mother Tongue Education

South African basic education minister Angie Motshekga announced last month that the country will now be moving toward teaching children in their mother tongue in all provinces, because, according to Motshekga, children are performing...

Anglophone Quebecers Object to French Policy

Only about 10% of Quebecers use English as their primary language.Many of them argue that recent proposals for language policy in the province—Bill 96, for example—are further consigning Anglophone Quebecers to the margins of...

House Passes Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching Act

This week, the House of Representatives approved an amendment to the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorizes the Biliteracy Education and Seal Teaching (BEST) Act  – HR 1731 – which would provide support for...

Unifying Language Acquisition with Literacy Instruction for Language-Minority Students

Lexia Learning, a company specializing in structured literacy, recently convened a roundtable on a subject that has been given considerable attention in Language Magazine over recent years, “Unifying...

Hindi Conflict Reignites in India

The conflict over whether or not India should have Hindi as its national language has once again ignited after the Union Home Minister of India, Amit Shah recently said that people belonging to different...

L’Embrace

With the celebration of la fête nationale, or Bastille Day, as it is generally referred to in English, on July 14th, in many towns and cities in the US like Piermont, NY, we may...

Portuguese Museums Rise North and South

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass Dartmouth is in the planning stages for a new Museum of the Portuguese-Speaking World to be constructed at the campus, which the center’s director Dr....

New Network Launches to Consolidate US Spanish Media

Last month, Latino Media Network (LMN), a media company focused on content creation, talent incubation, and distribution across multiple platforms, announced its formation. Founded by social entrepreneurs Stephanie Valencia and Jess Morales Rocketto and...
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