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Native American Language Grant Program Accepting Applications Until Mar. 7

The purposes of the Native American Language Grant (NAL@ED) program are to support schools that use Native American and Alaska Native languages as the...

Revised Biliteracy Act Introduced to Congress

US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and US Representative Julia Brownley (D-California) introduced the Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching (BEST) Act, legislation that would provide...

What is Orania?

Orania is a White Dutch–only enclave and an “independent” country inside South Africa. Inside Orania, English and the majority of African languages are banned—sort...

Promoting News Literacy

Last month’s fifth annual National News Literacy Week highlighted the importance of news literacy and local news in a healthy democracy, just as millions...

Google and RAE Join Forces to Improve Spanish Searches and Keyboard

Last month, Google announced a series of new features that will optimize the use of Spanish across their applications. In conjunction with the LEIA...

Is the English Rhotic ‘r’ Disappearing?

The strong ‘r’ sound found in British accent variations of the English language may be in danger of disappearing, a study has found.  Researchers at...

British Sign Language Goes Mainstream 

British Sign Language (BSL) will be taught as a GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in England from September 2025, according to the UK ...

Better Bulgarian Required for Citizenship

The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has approved a bill to amend the Bulgarian Citizenship Act to add mandatory language proficiency conditions in Bulgarian for...

Québec Raises Fees and French Standards

Québec is once again tightening French language laws across different sectors. Prospective and enrolled university students in Quebec are particularly concerned, as they may...

Stricter Language Laws for French Residency

France has introduced stricter language requirements under the...
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