In Northern Ireland, learning a second language is not a statutory part of the primary school curriculum.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where primary school pupils do not have to learn another language.
Demonstrators in Berlin demand justice for Namibian victims of German genocide.
The third repatriation of human remains in August this year was another missed opportunity for reconciliation between Germany and Namibia.
The crisis in modern language teaching.
Everyone should learn another language.
Merkel consider her options after meeting with Trump on May 26, 2017, in Italy.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
For more than seven decades, US presidents have encouraged peace in Europe. Trump seems eager to toss that legacy aside. Here's what is at stake.
Just speaking English isn’t going to cut it anymore.
The importance of speaking other languages in a post-Brexit world.
Turns out the way you are exposed to new languages could be the key.
Two U.S. soldiers on Easter morning, 1945.
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.
Italian police at a press conference after Berlin attacker was killed in Italy.
AP Photo/Luca Bruno
The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany's elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a conference for her party.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
In reelection bid, Merkel's not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she'll defend them, too.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry flexes during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Many decry 'superteams' like the NBA's Golden State Warriors as bad for the sport. But psychology research shows that they also make us more likely to watch – and bask in the joy of seeing them fail.
Did Ashkenazi Jews descend from ancient Turkey?
Yiddish was at one time the international language of Ashkenazic Jews, but it's exact origin has always been somewhat unclear, until now.
Ted Cruz and his backpfeifengesicht?
Even if you don't have a word for it, you can make one up.
Getting going early.
We really might get gradually worse at learning a new language as we age, says a new study.
Protesters in Paris speak out against attacks on the PKK.
Tensions between the two groups have hit breaking point in Turkey -- but both have large diaspora communities.
German speakers think more about their goals.
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Bilinguals think differently depending on the language they're operating in.
Andreas Scheuer, secretary general of the German party considering proposals for make migrants speak German at home and in public.
A proposal in Germany to make all migrants speak German in public and at home has ignited a heated debate about immigration and language. The proposals come from the German Christlich-Soziale Union (CSU…
Sprechen sie Deutsch?
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It has become commonplace to hear that English is now a sort of “global” language, or lingua franca. Although this might be partly true, is it right to draw the conclusion that native speakers of English…
Will super Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, come to the Eurozone’s rescue?
Today Eurozone leaders will meet in Brussels. On the agenda is nothing less than the survival of the euro. Officially, it is about Spain: Spain’s economic and financial woes show the urgency. Moody’s drastically…