Young children have little time set aside to learn a foreign language. They must make the most of it.
To understand the full scale of the world's linguistic diversity, we should be thinking about languages and how speakers relate to them.
At present the design and certification of new emojis is controlled by a single body.
The crisis in modern language teaching.
Everyone should learn another language.
Learning languages rewires the brain and changes how we perceive time.
President Macron is known for his excellent grasp of English, but his top team are also rather good at German.
The importance of speaking other languages in a post-Brexit world.
What the Old Norse for Viking can tell us about the Scandinavian explorers.
Turns out the way you are exposed to new languages could be the key.
The cultivation of language experts in post-Brexit Britain is essential if it wants to connect with fresh markets overseas.
There is usually a historical reason why schools teach certain languages. But as new economies emerge, such languages may no longer be the best ones to learn.
The classroom setting is better for early teenagers, while self-guided language learning is better for adults.
While few people use the language today, many cherish its history.
Tolkien and Zamenhof are two of imaginary languages' most successful proponents – yet their aims were very different.
New research investigates how people sequentially add new color terms to languages over time – and the results hold surprises about assumptions linguists have made for 40 years.
A unique mentoring project has helped school pupils learn the cultural, professional and personal benefits of languages.
A beautiful interactive SBS online documentary puts the spotlight on Marra, an Indigenous language spoken fluently by just three people.
The right-wing press is using a particularly out of date ideology to link language change and immigration.
Auto-translation software has been pretty frustrating to use. But news of vast improvements to Google's translation software raises the prospect that websites will soon be browsable in any language.