Monthly Archives: November 2019

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Schools with the Best Study Abroad Programs

U.S. News & World Report has released a list ranking the nation’s top collegiate study abroad programs. Rankings are based on nominations from college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students, and deans of admissions at more than 1,500 institutions. School officials also nominated colleges and universities in seven other categories: first-year experiences, co-ops/internships, learning…

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Spanish on the rise in the United Kingdom

Despite Brexit raising concerns about isolation and lack of interest in other cultures, Spanish is becoming more popular in Britain and it could soon be the most studied foreign language at school level if current trends continue. The popularity of foreign languages in British schools has been decreasing since 2004 after the government’s decision to…

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Spanish in the World

Last month, the Instituto Cervantes launched its yearbook, Spanish in the World 2019, with the latest data showing that a total of 580 million people speak Spanish (7.6% of the world’s population). Of these, 483 million are native Spanish speakers, which makes Spanish the second mother tongue in the world by number of speakers. In…

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Nigeria Requires Igbo

Imo State, one of the five states located in the South-Eastern region of Nigeria, has made Igbo language, the state’s vernacular, compulsory in all the schools in the state. This language will be studied alongside the English language, which is also a compulsory subject in every school in the country.  This was disclosed by Prof….

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The Value of Reliable Transmission

“Radio Free Asia [RFA] broadcasts, like an educator, have brightened our hearts… They have opened our eyes. China always wants to keep the Uyghurs ignorant of the world. But now we understand democracy, human rights, and freedom. RFA broadcast means more than food, drink, and air to us because it gives us hope and inspiration….

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Mississippi Approves Seal of Biliteracy

The Mississippi State Board of Education has voted to approve the state’s Seal of Biliteracy Policy and Mississippi Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines at the local level and guidance on the process of awarding and recognizing students who have attained proficiency in one or more World Languages and English by high school graduation. “The Mississippi Foreign…