Texas Introduces House Bill to adopt Seal of Bilingualism and Biliteracy
If approved, seal could appear on diplomas as early as the 2013-2014 school year
Brazilian Literature Goes Global
Reading Brazil Digitally and in Translation.
NY Becomes 2nd State to Recognize Biliterate Grads
Feds Face Foreign Language Crisis
Senate hearing discussed how the lack of adequately trained language specialists compromises national security.
State Dept Chooses Kindle for Worldwide English
In an effort to promote English literacy around the world, the U.S. Department of State is planning to purchase up to 35,000 Kindle e-readers as well as selected content. The Kindles would be distributed to U.S.-friendly educational centers around the world so as to be available to those looking to study English and learn about America.
Need for Bilingual Preschools
A new report from the Center for American Progress that urges policymakers to maximize on the investments being made in public preschool programs to serve disadvantaged children. Specifically, the report calls for "more federal, state, and local capacity to meet the increasing demand for culturally and linguistically appropriate services for children who are dual-language learners."
Tensions in Kyrgyzstan over Exams in Uzbek
Nationalists protest the availability of university entrance exams in the Uzbek language.
Linguistic Diversity Linked to Biodiversity
Linguistic and cultural preservation may be the key to protecting biodiversity.
English Proficiency Biggest Hurdle for Brazilian Scholars
At a time when Brazilians have more resources and opportunities to study abroad than ever, lacking language skills a hinderance.
Cajoling All Teachers to Consider ELLs
New report examines how to prepare teachers for the fastest growing student population in the U.S.
Language Education Cuts Compromise National Security
New Council on Foreign Relations report calls education a national security issue
Canada Instates Language Tests for Some Immigrants
Exams on proficiency in either English or French will be stated for certain immigrants in June
San Jose School Hosts Spanish Spelling Bee
First Spanish spelling bee in northern California held at a dual language academy
English is Number One Language Test in Georgia
Students in final year of school aim to take English instead of Russian in foreign language exam
Promotion of French Language is Hot Topic
The separatist opposition party in Quebec rallys for French
U.S. Demand for Portuguese Increasing
Universities scramble to keep up with influx of learners
Urdu Gets Official Status Around India
Urdu to become a language of instruction in Muslim communities
Norwegian Language Camp to be Launched
Camp will focus on Norwegian language and cultural immersion activities
National Center for Family Literacy Ruminates on Education Policy at Conference
Conference of educators, advocates, and policy makers highlights family literacy
New Arabic Center Symbolizes Chinese-Emirati Exchange
Beijing's University of Foreign Studies unveils remodeled center for Arabic language and Islamic studies.
Promoting French in Pakistan
After an exodus of native French teachers, France pushes its language and culture in Pakistan.
Columbia’s Teacher College Addresses International Education with TEDx
Inaugural TEDx conference on international education takes places
Irish Language on the Rise, but not in Ireland
Could heritage learners abroad save Irish?
Santorum: Puerto Ricans Should Learn English
While visiting Puerto Rico, Santorum turns off Boricua voters.
International Summit on Teaching Profession Takes Place in New York
Delegations from 23 countries and regions discuss education issues at the second annual summit
Journey to Find Indigenous Languages in Trip of the Tongue
New book by Elizabeth Little covers indigenous languages throughout the United States
International Portuguese educators come together to teach Timorese teachers
Read Across America Kicks Off March 2
Students all over the U.S. will celebrate literacy on Dr. Seuss's birthday
Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Connection to Portuguese
Portuguese linguists to document archaic dialect from the Annobón province.
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