Tag: languages

Partners Sought for 7000 Languages Project

Launched by Transparent Language earlier this year, the 7000 Languages Project makes the company’s technologies and methods available without charge to advocates of, and experts in, languages of little or no commercial interest. The 7000 Languages Project was designed to promote familiarity with and proficiency in all of the world's languages. Transparent Language’s president, Michael Quinlan, explains, "Much of...

Languages for All

INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON BARRIERS TO LANGUAGE EDUCATION AT UMD SEPT. 30 Why aren’t more Americans speaking foreign languages?The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language will convene an international forum on language education and policy entitled “Languages for All? The Anglophone Challenge” on Monday, September 30, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Government, education, and industry leaders will...

£5 Million Boost for Languages at UK Universities

This month, British universities will start receiving an additional £3.1 million ($4.8 million) to support a new program designed to encourage more young people of all backgrounds to study languages at university.The program builds upon the achievements of the Routes into Languages activities by stimulating new ideas and partnerships to address the challenges arising from reforms in schools and higher...

$5 Million Boost for Languages at UK Universities

Next month, British universities will start receiving an additional £3.1 million ($4.8 million) to support a new program designed to encourage more young people of all backgrounds to study languages at university. The program builds upon the achievements of the Routes into Languages activities by stimulating new ideas and partnerships to address the challenges arising from reforms in schools and...

EMC Languages: New Online Learning Platform

Increasing student fluency in world languages and providing educators with innovative technology are the goals of a new ten-year partnership between EMC Publishing, a division of New Mountain Learning, and the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). This collaborative partnership will build EMC Languages, a new online environment for teaching and learning world languages in...

Three Languages for Catalan University Grads

The Generalitat of Catalonia announced in April that it would require future university students to have knowledge of a third language to earn a degree. While this new regulation will allow students to choose the language of study, English is highly encouraged.“We want to guarantee that none of our students have problems with English when they leave the university,”...