Find us on Facebook


06/09/2013 United Kingdom United Kingdom

Reviving languages: Generation monoglot

As the new term starts across England, schools are chewing over this summer’s results in the 16-plus exams. One trend is clear—the coalition’s emphasis on pupils achieving five core academic subjects, including a language, in its new EBACC (English Baccalaureate) qualification has raised the number of candidates taking language exams.

05/09/2013 China China

400 Million Chinese can't speak national language in China

More than 400 million Chinese are unable to speak the national language Mandarin, and large numbers in the rest of the country speak it badly, state media said on Thursday as the government launched another push for linguistic unity.

05/09/2013 United Kingdom United Kingdom

How does English sound to foreign ears?

As English speakers, we are among the laziest linguists in the world, waiting for everyone else to talk like us. But how do we sound to foreign ears?

04/09/2013 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has chosen: English first, Russian later

President Islam Karimov’s latest education decree mandates that English classes start in the first grade, with Russian classes starting in the second. In a country that has just celebrated twenty-two years of independence from the Soviet Union, schools are mostly taught in Uzbek – with English and Russian considered foreign languages.

04/09/2013 China China

Language, culture disparities keep Chinese literature from going abroad

A contest to translate contemporary Chinese literature has been launched amid concerns that language and cultural disparities have crippled China's literature from going overseas.

04/09/2013 United States United States

Study: Human babies speak lemur but only for a few months

The researchers propose that the learning response in babies may be evolutionary and that language and learning have a non-human origin based on the experimental results.

04/09/2013 Italy Italy

Vigili urbani a lezione di inglese

Informazioni ai turisti, soccorso e aiuto a stranieri, farsi capire e comprendere una lingua straniera non sarà più un miraggio. Il Comune dà avvio ad programma di formazione ed aggiornamento con corsi di lingua inglese per tutto il personale comunale, partendo dai vigili urbani.

03/09/2013 United Kingdom United Kingdom

Language and Tool-Making Skills Evolved at the Same Time

Research by the University of Liverpool has found that the same brain activity is used for language production and making complex tools, supporting the theory that they evolved at the same time.

03/09/2013 Germany Germany

Französisch ist nicht meine Muttersprache

Zwei interessante Umfragen zur Sprachenfrage gab es bei in den vergangenen Monaten: Am 27. April fragte die Redaktion, welche Sprache man am häufigsten im Alltag gebraucht. Die Antwort war eindeutig: 74 Prozent Luxemburgisch, an zweiter Stelle Deutsch mit elf Prozent. Alle anderen Sprachen lagen abgeschlagen dahinter.

03/09/2013 Spain Spain

Un proyecto europeo ayudará a las pymes exportadoras catalanas a superar barreras lingüísticas

La Cámara de Comercio de Barcelona y FemCAT implementarán el proyecto europeo PROMES (Promoting Multilingualism in exporting Smes by Communication Auditing) para ayudar pymes exportadoras catalanas a superar barreras lingüísticas y culturales.

03/09/2013 Canada Canada

L'âge de l'apprentissage d'une deuxième langue, déterminant pour le cerveau

L'âge auquel un enfant apprend une deuxième langue aurait un effet important sur la structure de son cerveau adulte, montre une étude conjointe menée par le Neuro de l'Université McGill et l'Université Oxford.

03/09/2013 India India

We are talking more using fewer words

People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), the first survey of living Indian languages as people perceive them, conducted by the communities themselves, will be released on September 5. The 780 languages revealed are in stark contrast to the 2001 Census figure of 122 languages, following a 40-year policy of omitting languages with less than 10,000 speakers.

03/09/2013 United States United States

Options for learning a second language

In the global economy, speaking more than one language can be a big advantage. It can be a valuable asset in getting a job, maybe more than going back to school to acquire a degree.

02/09/2013 United States United States

Changing your brain by learning other languages at various ages

The majority of people in the world learn to speak more than one language during their lifetime: "Learning a new language alters brain development." Many do so with great proficiency particularly if the languages are learned simultaneously or from early in development.

30/08/2013 Spain Spain

Educación ofrece cursos de inmersión lingüística en inglés a 250 docentes

La Conselleria de Educación, Cultura y Deporte ofrecerá, dentro del Programa de Mejora del Aprendizaje de Lenguas Extranjeras, estancias de inmersión lingüística para 250 docentes, tanto de Educación Infantil como de Primaria y Secundaria, pertenecientes a centros sostenidos con fondos públicos.

Previous    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18 ...   Next
Federation of European Publishers ALTE EUNIC in Brussels
Eurolang EEE-YFU Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU
CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe) European Federation of National Institutions for Language Club de Madrid
European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres
European Theatre Convention Literature Across frontiers European Federation for Intercultural Learning
European Council of Literary Translators' Associations European Forum of Vocational Education and Training Federal Union of European Nationalities
European Association for Terminology European Publishers Council European Council of Artists (ECA)
Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI) RECIT
EUROCLIO European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) Culturelink

"(c) 05/02/2011 - Disclaimer - Copyright European Union National Institutes for Culture" "This website has been funded with support from the European Commission. " This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Stay informed of

Ho studiato inglese, francese, spagnolo e adesso sto imparando tedesco

Chiara Italy