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· February, 2008

Stories about Language from February, 2008

Japan: the First English Teacher

China: Thoughts and debates on the name-calling professor

The start was in fact very simple. In 2007, Professor Zhong Hua at Sichuan Normal University issued an article entitled Cultural Studies and the Lost of Literary Theory in the...

South Korea: Lee Myung-bak’s English Education Policies

Estonia: National Identity

Burkina Faso: teachable moments, missing bathrooms and road rage

Pity the school teachers of the Peace Corps. While their compatriots toiling in health clinics or with micro-credit programs pretty much work loose hours and come and go from social...

Lusospheric Literature: Sabedoria de Improviso

Japan: Charisma Man

Morocco: Learning Arabic

Jamaica, Haiti: Haitian Creole

Africa: Interrogating the blogosphere

Are languages free? Thoughts on the International Mother Language day

Today is the International Mother Language Day, an annual event in UNESCO member states to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This is mostly the international recognition of the...

Jamaica, USA: Obama the Orator

Hong Kong: Suspected to Resemble Gillian Chung

Afghanistan: London's Afghans Rally for Freedom of Expression

Afghanistan: Journalists fined for language debate

Sudanese Blogosphere Reaches New Milestone

The Sudanese blogosphere is starting to build momentum. Blogs written in English are quite active now, showing the genuine, diverse and raw face of Sudan to the world. On the...

Amit Gupta: A self confessed geek

Amit Gupta is a software engineer who works as a web applications architect in India and is a self confessed geek, in other words, someone who literally lives, breathes, sleeps...

In Madagascar, bloggers debate abortion and women's rights

With a Valentine's Day performance of the controversial Vagina Monologues and a human rights committee's decision to call for a review of Madagascar's abortion ban, gender issues are a hot...

Kyrgyzstan: Debates over Alphabet

Latvia, Russia: Ambassador Veshnyakov

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