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Beyond Words Podcast: Episode 8

Episode 8: The Language News Report

Welcome to ALTA’s Beyond Words Podcast. Our podcasts provide listeners with the latest language news, language-related interviews, and language lessons that can be applied to real-world situations. They’re always brief, always informative, and always entertaining.

During the Language News Report, you’ll hear summaries of last week’s top language-related stories. You can listen to the podcast on our website or download it for later playback on any standard MP3 compatible device. We hope you enjoy listening!

Listen to Episode 8: The Language News Report

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Articles in this week’s Language News Report

Estonia Raises Its Pencils to Erase Russian
Asian languages losing their allure
Confident Teachers Help Preschoolers More With Language and Literacy Skills
Regular Bedtimes Linked to Better Language, Reading and Math Skills in Preschool Children
Britain’s new romance language is English
N.J. Supreme Court to consider if police must give DWI instructions in native language
Resolution naming English official language of Homer Township rejected in 3-1 vote
DARE to Be Finished—Maybe Next Year
The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) Official Website

Other noteworthy language-related articles
Hispanics in the US: A new generation
Britain declaring war on ‘Americanisms’
50 Fancy Words
Germany’s Sorbian minority risks losing their language
Reclaiming Native Language Title Rights
American Indian languages get ‘Breath of Life’
Do we need an Academy of English? The experts argue for and against

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