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Belfast Protest for Irish Language Rights

Irish language speakers and activists took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday in protest over what has been described as the government’s “failure” to protect the Irish language. Over 4000 people marched through...

Language Education Affected in Iowa Budget Cuts

Students in the Iowa City School District are to suffer the loss of language classes in state budget cuts, starting next year. The School Board approved the budget for fiscal year 2015 in Tuesday’s...

Hansa Language Centre

Hansa Language Centre has been teaching languages to adult students from around the globe since 1969. It is one of Canada´s largest and most respected language schools. Its two campuses are just steps from...

UK Announces Tougher Language Exams

Education ministers in the UK have announced plans for tougher GCSE examinations as part of a series of government education reforms. For the first time in several years, the government education review specifically outlines plans...

Celebrate International Mother Language Day

"Local languages constitute the majority of languages spoken across our world in the field of science. They are also the most endangered. Excluding languages means excluding those who speak them from their fundamental human...
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Cutting to the Common Core: Academic Language Development Network

Susan O’Hara, Jeff Zwiers, and Robert Pritchard explain the mission of the Academic Language Development Network The Academic Language Development Network (http://aldnetwork.org) is a collaborative project, co-housed at the University of California Davis and...

Have Style? Need Language.

Languages are in vogue in the fashion industry The UK's Guardian reports on how international brands and overseas supply chains make languages essential for a career in fashion. Click for full story.

Second Minnesota District Offers World Language Certificate

Rochester Public Schools is joining Minneapolis by offering seniors with bilingual ability the opportunity to earn a world language certificate that will count toward foreign language requirements in college and enhance their job prospects....

Dec 18: Arabic Language Day

Celebrations are taking place across the Arabic-speaking world to mark World Arabic Language Day, which is observed on December 18 - the date on which the UN General Assembly approved Arabic as an official...

Britain’s World Language Crisis

An investigation carried out by U.K.-based The Guardian has revealed the dire state of foreign language education in the country. The report shows that the situation has become worse since a 2007 investigation on...
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