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British Language Festival Launches

The British Academy and the Guardian newspaper are currently hosting the 2014Language Festival with the Born Global Symposia at the Language Show Live in London. Running from 17 October – 28 November 2014, the UK-wide...

Arabic Promotion Pact

THE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the United Arab Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Society for the Protection of the Arabic Language. The MoU is designed to...

Arabic for America

Carine Allaf outlines the benefits and challenges of learning Arabic at K–12 In a highly globalized world, in which country borders are increasingly permeable and the migration and movement of peoples is becoming the norm,...

Australia Announces $9.8m for Early Language Ed

Pilot program bets children can learn a new language without a teacher. The Australian government is pouring nearly AUS$10 million into world language education pilot program. However, language teachers won’t see a cent. The program,...

UPDATE: Congress Considers Native Language Revitalization

 Language revitalization bills head to the floor. Bipartisan support for the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act (H.R.4214/S.1948) and The Native American Languages Reauthorization Act (H.R.726/S.2299) has led to both bills’ approval in the Senate...

Music Education Boosts Language and Literacy

New research presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting links music education to increased learning and literacy skills. The findings, which involved hundreds of kids participating in musical training programs in Chicago and...

$2m for Welsh Language Centers

    The Welsh government is taking action to curb the disappearance of the Welsh language. According to the 2011 census, only 19% of Welsh people can speak the language, down from 21% in 2001, revealing...

Congress Considers Indigenous Language Bills

The Linguistic Society of America is working closely with the Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation (CELP) to raise awareness within Congress about the importance of Native American language revitalization. In June, the...

MIT Study Reveals Secret to Language Learning – Don’t Try Too Hard

Proof that language learners should let it flow In a new study, a team of neuroscientists and psychologists led by Amy Finn, a postdoc at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, has found evidence for...

Foreign Language Skills Deemed a Necessity in UK Business Firms

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has announced nearly two thirds of 300 recently surveyed UK businesses prefer staff with foreign language skills. The statement comes ahead of the CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey...
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