DeVos softens position on schools reopening in Georgia visit

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has softened earlier comments that called for schools to reopen for in-person instruction for all, saying during a visit to a Georgia high s...

Virtual learning sites sprout up to help working parents

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A dance studio in Florida. A martial arts center in Missouri. Libraries in San Francisco. These and other places are taking on a somewhat unlikely new role this fall — welcoming c...

New Taipei aims to become bilingual by 2030

New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) on Friday (Aug. 21) laid out his vision to make the city bilingual by 2030, a goal that aims to nurture "world citizens" who are willing to speak and us...

Taiwan to launch '2030 Bilingual Country Project'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (June 21) said that the government will soon launch the "2030 Bilingual Country Project" with the goal of making...

Stubbornness leads Sánchez to inaugural Olympic karate event

MADRID (AP) — Spanish karate athlete Sandra Sánchez has always been the stubborn type. It’s been part of her personality for her entire life. Since a young age she had to work hard t...

Tune in and take off: Polish your English by listening to podcasts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An estimated 62 million people listen to podcasts weekly in the U.S. and for aspiring English-learners, it is a fantastic learning resource. This article is for those...

Schools help refugee kids learn English, adapt to US life

PHOENIX (AP) — International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and Ame...

Bituli takes unusual path to leading role on Vols’ defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About the same time Tennessee senior linebacker Daniel Bituli got back to full strength, the Volunteers’ defense began playing much better. Bituli’s teammates...

AP Explains: Anti-assimilation claims haunt Latinos, Asians

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — NBC's Tom Brokaw drew strong criticism for saying that Hispanics needed to work harder at assimilating and learning English. Megan Neely, a Duke University graduate studies di...

Zegna celebrates diversity during Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — By now, the two Milan fashion weeks dedicated to menswear have transformed themselves into platforms for co-ed shows and up-and-coming brands beyond the menswear stalwarts. ...

Duolingo CEO says language app rooted in bigger mission

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Luis von Ahn used to be best known as an inventor of the security tool reCAPTCHA, which helps digitize books every time you type those distorted letters to prove to websites yo...

Some subjects in Taiwan's schools to be taught in English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To help achieve the Cabinet's vision of making Taiwan a Mandarin-English bilingual nation by 2030, Minister of Education Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) yesterday (Dec. 5) said he wou...

Taiwan's English proficiency ranking drops to 48th in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's English proficiency remains rated at "low" and its ranking in English First's (EF's) global English Proficiency Index (EPI) for 2018 has dropped ...

Taiwan to increase hours of English taught in schools, 4,600 new foreign teachers needed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Education (MOE) last week announced plans to both increase the number of hours of English taught starting in third grade, raise the number of bilingual classes...

Despite hurricane, at-risk Houston students made gains

HOUSTON (AP) — In the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Principal Jonathan Trinh feared the worst for his Houston high school. He took in a hundred new pupils displaced by the s...