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10/09/2013 Canada Kanada

How being bilingual or multilingual can help you land a job

Did you know that around 20 per cent of Canada’s population speak a language at home that’s neither French nor English? That’s nearly 6.6 million people who are comfortable interacting with others in one of more than 200 non-official languages.

09/09/2013 France Frankreich

47% des cadres français paniqués quand il faut parler anglais

La langue de Shakespeare est un outil de travail incontournable pour de nombreux cadres, mais plus de la moitié sont préoccupés par leur niveau, y voyant un frein à l’embauche ou à l’évolution de carrière, selon une étude publiée lundi.

09/09/2013 Senegal Senegal

38Eème semaine nationale de l'alphabétisation : Les langues nationales, un moteur du développement

Le Sénégal a pris l’option irréversible de réhabiliter les langues nationales et d’en faire le moteur du développement. Le parrain de la 38ème Semaine nationale de l’alphabétisation est le savant Cheikh Anta Diop.

09/09/2013 Chile Chile

UNESCO Presents Documentaries About Diversity of Languages in Chile

The Office of the UNESCO Santiago has released six brief documentaries about the diversity of languages and cultures in Chile. They were presented at the University of Santiago de Chile.

09/09/2013 Netherlands Niederlande

Over doekoe en roti: het Nederlands in Suriname

Tot nu toe was er nauwelijks iets bekend over de ontwikkeling die het Nederlands in Suriname doormaakte vanaf de zeventiende eeuw. Het pas verschenen ‘Woordenboek van het Nederlands in Suriname van 1667 tot 1876’ brengt daar verandering in. De woorden werden verzameld door de overleden bioloog Jan van Donselaar. Nicoline van der Sijs legde de laatste hand aan deze uitgave.

09/09/2013 United Kingdom Vereinigtes Königreich

Foreign doctors face language tests

The General Medical Council (GMC) could be given new powers to test the English language skills of doctors arriving from Europe.

09/09/2013 Malaysia Malaysia

Asian academia faces language block

The debate over the teaching of the English language continues, not only in Malaysia but also in many other countries across the world. While the form and content of the debate has been shaped by domestic political considerations and agendas, there are some pressing realities that we cannot escape from; and one of them is the simple fact that English remains the most commonly used language in global academic circles.

06/09/2013 United Kingdom Vereinigtes Königreich

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 Vereinigtes Königreich

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 Usbekistan

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 Vereinigte Staaten

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 Italien

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 Vereinigtes Königreich

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.

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