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‘They’ Create Controversy in Australia

An initiative to encourage the use of non-gender-specific language by the government of Victoria, Australia’s second most-populous state, has caused public outcry and been labeled as “ugly, authoritarian language control,” according to The Australian. As part of the promotion of “They Day,” by Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services on the first Wednesday of…

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Jordan’s Queen Supports Arabic Standards

Queen Rania at World Economic Forum Annual MeetingJordan’s Queen Rania attended the “Arabic Language Learning Standards for Native Speakers” document launch session at the fourth annual Teacher Skills Forum, hosted by the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), where she was briefed on the project, its accomplishments to date, and the schools that have piloted the…

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The New French Resistance

Emmanuel Macron By OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsPresident Macron Announces Plan to Promote French worldwide and labels French teachers ‘heroes’ France’s President Emmanuel Macron, whose mastery and use of English is unprecedented among French leaders, has unveiled a plan to promote his native tongue, aiming to make it the first…