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20/08/2013 Nepal Nepal

Learning to speak someone else's tongue

In recent years, many institutes in Nepal have been observing a rise in the number of students keen in learning foreign languages. One of the major reasons for such rise is the hyped tendency of those departing for abroad, either for study or employment purposes.

19/08/2013 Ukraine Ukraine

Russian language may become second foreign in schools

Within framework of preparation for the introduction of teaching in schools of the second foreign language, the Education Ministry will hold courses "Teaching Russian as a second foreign language" for teachers.

18/08/2013 United Kingdom United Kingdom

A-level languages: is Britain at risk of turning into a nation of monoglots?

As the learning of foreign languages at A-level and university falls sharply, the British seem set on isolation from the world.

14/08/2013 Finland Finland

50'000 Unterschriften gegen «Zwangsschwedisch»

In Finnland ist eine Unterschriftensammlung zur Abschaffung des obligatorischen Schwedischunterrichts zustande gekommen. Die zweite Landessprache ist seit längerem unter Beschuss.

14/08/2013 United Kingdom United Kingdom

British holidaymakers admit to struggling with languages and culture

Despite millions of people from the UK heading overseas for sun, sea and sand this summer, a lack of language and cultural skills is landing many in hot water, according to a poll by the British Council.

14/08/2013 United States United States

Multiple languages and brain function

 Time reports that multilingual persons are "better at reasoning, at multitasking, at grasping and reconciling conflicting ideas."

14/08/2013 United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manchester is Britain’s city of languages'

Manchester is the UK’s language capital, according to researchers at The University of Manchester.

12/08/2013 Spain Spain

La UPNA ofrece un curso de intensificación en inglés para estudiantes de Magisterio

La Facultad de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales de la Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA) ha organizado un curso de intensificación en inglés dirigido a estudiantes de Grado en Educación Infantil y Grado en Educación Primaria como refuerzo de la asignatura 'Idioma Extranjero 1: Inglés' (nivel B1) antes del comienzo del próximo curso académico.

12/08/2013 France France

Cinq idées pour une langue commune en Europe

Alors que le débat autour de l'efficacité de l'Union Européenne et ses différentes politiques fait rage depuis quelques mois, Fabien Cazenave soumet cinq propositions pour une meilleure entente linguistique.

12/08/2013 Norway Norway

Flerspråklige har fordeler – gjennom hele livet

Blir småbarn som tilegner seg to eller flere språk, mindre intelligente enn dem som bare lærer ett? Ja, mente forskerne helt fram til 1965. Tvert imot viser nye studier; barna  gjør det bedre på skolen. Forskningen på flerspråklighet er hundre år i år. Et helt nytt senter skal ta forskningen mange steg videre.

12/08/2013 Germany Germany

Wie mehrsprachig Thüringens Schulen wirklich sind

Wissenschaftler der Universität Jena untersuchten Sprachensituation an Thüringer Schulen

12/08/2013 France France

Réveil des langues minoritaires

C'est le retour des langues régionales à l'école. Qui l'aurait prédit il y a quelques années ? Car paradoxalement le nombre de locuteurs du quotidien ne cesse de chuter. Qu'il s'agisse de l'occitan, du breton, de l'alsacien, du flamand, du catalan, etc. l'usage domestique de ces langues régionales décline à grand pas.

12/08/2013 Finland Finland

Citizens against mandatory Swedish

A citizen's initiative against mandatory Swedish in the Finnish school system is gaining momentum.

12/08/2013 India India

Soon, language classes for labourers’ kids

In a move that could boost the career prospects of thousands of vernacular-medium students in the state, the Maharashtra labour welfare commission plans to introduce English language training classes, especially for the children of labourers.

11/08/2013 Spain Spain

El 90% del alumnado participante en las inmersiones lingüísticas considera muy buena su experiencia

El noventa por ciento de los alumnos que ha participado en el programa estival de inmersiones lingüísticas, ha considerado “muy buena o excelente” la utilidad del curso a nivel académico y lingüístico.

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