Foreign language news, articles and videos can be found in a variety of places online. The most popular sources are news websites, social media, streaming services, and online language learning platforms. News websites such as BBC, CNN, and Le Monde often have sections dedicated to international news in different languages. Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have sections dedicated to foreign language news, and streaming services like YouTube and Vimeo have plenty of videos featuring foreign language news, articles, and interviews. Online language learning platforms like Duolingo, Babbel, and Rosetta Stone also have sections dedicated to foreign language news and articles. These can be great resources for learning a language as they are often up-to-date and relevant to current events.
The flagship university is recommending eliminating 9 percent of its majors, all the foreign language programs and 7 percent of full-time faculty members. Financially beleaguered West Virginia University is proposing eliminating 9 percent of the majors and 7 percent of the full-time faculty members at the flagship Morgantown campus, including the entirety of the department of world languages, literatures and linguistics, the university announced Friday.
West Virginia University has announced it will move to eliminate nearly three dozen degree programs, including the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics and to discontinue the seven programs it offers and related instructional activity. The university will move to dissolve the departments and all programs and faculty including tenured and non-tenured faculty. The president of the University, E.Gordon Gee stated that foreign-language classes will be replaced with online apps or remote classes in a public statement that reads, 'Recognizing that some students will still want access to foreign language instruction, the University is exploring alternative methods of delivery
West Virginia University announced Tuesday, after its Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics appealed its proposed elimination, that administrators will still recommend to the WVU Board of Governors axing all of the department’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs. But WVU has backed off, a little, from its widely lambasted consideration of laying off the whole faculty and offering only online foreign language instruction, possibly through an app or a partnership with another university.
West Virginia faculty members approved two resolutions Wednesday, condemning the university’s president along with the layoffs and cuts to academic programs that he has backed. A rarely convened West Virginia University faculty body voted 797 to 100 Wednesday to pass a no-confidence resolution in President E. Gordon Gee, whose administration has raised ire for its proposed gutting of foreign language instruction along with other sizable academic program cuts and layoffs across the Morgantown campus.
In Russia's capital Moscow, three schools have introduced the teaching of either Swahili or Amharic as a second foreign language this fall. According to Sputnik Africa, the new step in language education for young Russians is key for building economic, diplomatic, and cultural ties with the African continent. Alexandre Solomassov, principal of the Moscow school № 1522, explained why learning Amharic, the most widely-spoken language in Ethiopia, is an asset for young Russians. 'Our country's cooperation with African countries is developing rapidly and one of our main tasks as a school is to create all the conditions for our students
The MLA’s new census shows plummeting class head counts far outstripped the general student enrollment decrease. Korean continued its rise, while Western European languages further shrank. Enrollment in courses in languages other than English plummeted an unprecedented 16.6 percent between fall 2016 and fall 2021, the Modern Language Association’s latest census found—a roughly 236,000-student drop that diminished head count in these classes to about what it was in 1998.
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