A small German-speaking corner of Belgium has given itself a new name, stirring controversy across a country where names and language are tools of political warfare, and stoking fears that the long-de
London transport regulators want to force private drivers to prove the level of their reading and writing skills in English
Beyond the insults and inflammatory rhetoric Donald Trump's grammar may make understanding the presidency and policy harder in the future.
One person has been killed and around 100 people arrested after demonstrators clashed with security forces in an English speaking city in Cameroon.
Neineis, eloiners, wexing, cooee, fremd, mee, paua, zarf, aiver, qis, titup… Do any of these words ring a bell? If they do, you are probably a
In this episode of Learning World we look at the importance of learning languages.
Hausa, joins the the 'African class' of Somali, Swahili, Afrikaans and Kinyawrwanda. The social network site currently has over 100 languages available to users.
Now that the United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union, the debate about English as the de facto official language of Europe is likely on the mind of many.
At a German lesson in a Hungarian school half of the students were missing and it wasn’t because of a flu bug. It was a response to a Facebook event
Pourquoi faire simple quand on peut faire compliqué ? (Why make it simple when you can make it complicated?) This French sentence applies perfectly
Luxembourgers are the multilingual champions of the EU while the Irish, Bulgarians, Austrians and Hungarians are among the worst, latest official
British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged 25 million euros (20 million pounds) for English classes for women in isolated communities. Cameron
In an attempt to reflect evolving cultural, political and social norms Oxford Dictionaries, a branch of the Oxford family that studies the
Does it ever bother you when someone corrects your grammar or spelling? Or do you do it to other people? If so, spare a thought for this ‘
In this bonus interview we chat to David Konečný, photographer for Czech publishing house Vetrne Mlyny. Find out more about a project to boost the
Human language has a tendency to be slanted towards happy words, according to a new study. And Spanish was found to be the world’s happiest
Katherine Jenkins has released her tenth studio album, “Home Sweet Home”, and says that making it felt like coming home: “I don’t ever want to repeat
German chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party has distanced itself from a proposal by its Bavarian sister CSU party that immigrant families should be
A computer programming app has been released that is so easy to use that even kids aged five can do it according to its inventors. ScratchJr is the
They are in a minority in their own country but cultivate a strong identity. Who are the people of Monaco? We take a look beyond the high life and
Teaching of Spanish in Europe’s secondary schools has enjoyed a ‘remarkable increase’, new figures reveal. The data, released to coincide with
Since becoming independent from the Soviet Union, Georgia has made sweeping social reforms, including a number in education. However, pre-school
While an inquiry continues into the credentials of the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service following Thamsanqa Jantjie’s
Geresdlak in southern Hungary is a village of just 900 people. The picturesque hamlet is a living model of European integration. Ten percent of the
It is no secret that Britons are apprehensive when it comes to learning languages – perhaps the reason that English is widely spoken around the world
The mayor of Vukovar in Croatia has called for calm after riots on Monday against bilingual public signs in both Latin and Cyrillic lettering. But
Several hundred Croat protesters tore down signs written in Serb Cyrillic in Vukovar, a town devastated during the country’s independence war with
Pick up your phablet and prepare to squee at the latest quarterly update of Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO), which was announced on August
July 26 1953. Fidel Castro led a small group of revolutionaries to an attack on the military Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba. Unprepared and