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Cuba Introduces Secondary Chinese

Over 100 seventh graders from Fructuoso Rodríguez school in the central Havana district of Plaza de la Revolución will start Chinese classes during the new academic year. “I am opening the doors to my...

Potential Genetic Factor in Specific Language Impairment

A team of researchers at the University of Kansas has identified a possible genetic factor underlying specific language impairment (SLI), a communication disorder whose cause has long stumped researchers. SLI typically entails delayed language...

Is Scottish Gaelic on the Rise?

March 21 marked the first World Gaelic Week, with more than 100 events scheduled to celebrate the language and its legacy. Moreover, people’s fascination with the Celtic language, which was once spoken widely throughout...

Spanish Teachers for Libya

The Spanish oil company Repsol is sponsoring the design, teaching, and evaluation of an Instituto Cervantes online program aimed at Libyan teachers of Spanish...

CODA Brings ASL to Big Screen, Public’s Attention

The film tells the story of a mostly deaf family, focusing mainly on the sole hearing member of the family and her difficulties fitting into the hearing community—its title comes from the common acronym...

National Library Week is in Full Swing

National Library Week began on April 3 and this year's theme is "Connect with Your Library." According to the American Library Association's website, this year's theme "promotes the idea that libraries are...

Could Universal Dyslexia Screening Misclassify English Learners?

A bill in California’s state legislature would make dyslexia screening universal for...

Comprehensive Study Predicts Loss of 1,500 Languages

A comprehensive study warns that 1,500 endangered languages could no longer be spoken by the end of this century. Published in Nature Ecology and Evolution (www.nature.com/articles/s41559-021-01604-y), the study, led by the Australian National University...

FY 2022 Language Resource Centers Program Competition

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office at the U.S. Department of Education has announced the opening of the competition for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRC) Program.   The LRC Program...

Could French Prevail in Europe?

France’s European affairs minister Clément Beaune is taking advantage of France’s presidency of the European Union’s (EU’s) Council for the first time since Brexit by trying to make French its leading language. Beaune called...
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