Vocation specific language courses can encourage both linguistic and cultural awareness. They can equip students with the basics they need to communicate.
Vulnerable groups are being excluded from society due to their lack of ability to speak national languages.
Why do some words sound pleasant to us, while others provoke disgust? Learning a new language can help us find out.
Despite reports that multilingual students' academic progress has 'stalled,' researchers find new reasons to be optimistic about how they are faring in US schools.
South Africa must be seen as a country for speakers of all its official languages rather than an English-only elite.
Africa needs a new strategy for mother-tongue based bilingual education, from primary through to tertiary level.
To understand the full scale of the world's linguistic diversity, we should be thinking about languages and how speakers relate to them.