The ability to speak more than one language informs many writers of fiction, but analysis of Booker Prize shortlists suggests this is not so important any more.
Can you become fluent with just a language app? Here's what the research says.
Coverage of a new study suggests it's impossible to become fluent in a foreign language after age ten. But that's deeply misleading – and not what the study found.
For South Korea, hosting the Winter Olympics is a great opportunity to engage the world with Korean language and culture.
Young children have little time set aside to learn a foreign language. They must make the most of it.
The classroom setting is better for early teenagers, while self-guided language learning is better for adults.
Child refugees need to have access to quality language programs so they have a chance at doing well at school - and teachers also need to be given appropriate training.
The belief in the linguistic superiority of the 'native speaker' is often based on assumptions of ethnicity.
Language learning can make people more open to seeing a new way of doing things and develop a greater level of comfort with unfamiliar situations.
Babies first learn to recognize the rhythm and intonation of language. The process begins in the womb, where the intonation patterns are transmitted to the baby through the fluids.
A unique mentoring project has helped school pupils learn the cultural, professional and personal benefits of languages.
Several brain regions engage in an amazing symphony to produce music. What then are the benefits of music training on a child?
Worried that a shortage of language speakers could be a security risk, the army now gives soldiers cash incentives to learn them.
Students who move from rural areas to cities to pursue university degrees grapple with what it means to “leave behind” their home languages.
There are many layers of complexity at play in the way that South African schools use and teach languages.
The decline of language learning has left Britain bereft of cultural exchange with Europe.
Will Hélène really learn English better if you call her Helen?
More Indians are fluent in the hybrid of Hindi and English than they are in English.
We really might get gradually worse at learning a new language as we age, says a new study.
As a Muslim woman, why I think the prime minister's plan to teach Muslim women English is oppressive.