English: Dividing the World

https://youtu.be/HDa-UMK8-6w Take 30 seconds and reflect. Now, read the poem below: english dominating power in the eye of the [western] beholder english will unite the world your language does not matter but english jolts all the tectonic plates creating chaos dividing the world -MECH What is Education First's English Proficiency Index? Education First is a... Continue Reading →


Keep ‘Em Alive: Indigenous Languages

Intiq (Sun). Yacu (Water). Alili (Violet). Atsá (Eagle). Chimo (Greetings). Yabber (Talk).  Can you guess what all of these words have in common? All of these words are from indigenous languages: Quechua (Peru), Kichwa (Ecuador), Tagalog (Philippines). Dińe (Southwestern United States), Eskimo-Aleut (Greenland, Canada, Alaska), and Aboriginal (Australia), respectively. All of these indigenous languages and many... Continue Reading →

Let’s Mourn The Local Language

“...the children will not repeat the phrases their parents speak someone has persuaded them that it is better to say everything differently so that they can be admired somewhere farther and farther away…” ~W.B. Merwin (1988), Loss of Language It seems like more and more students around the world are attaining a university degree. What a great... Continue Reading →

France’s Menace: Arabic

"...Is this about fighting Islamism or about bringing it into the National Education Ministry?" -Luc Ferry (Former conservative education minister) 'Allahu Akbar'. (God is [the] Greatest) What did you immediately think of after reading those two words? God? Terror? Threat? Peace? Community? Sadly, due to the influence of media, most people get suspicious and scram.... Continue Reading →

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