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April 3, 2012
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  Spotlight on Languages 
  • A multilingual approach to fighting corruption
    Quebec's Charbonneau commission is asking the public for information to help root out illegal activity within the province's government. Investigators said they presume some perpetrators might have conspired in languages other than French, so the commission has hired staff to field tips in English and Italian. News (4/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
  • The world will get smaller as machine translators evolve
    Dennis Draeger writes in Innovation Management that the explosion of translation technology will fundamentally change the language services industry, as well as the way international business and politics are conducted. Human translators always will be needed to edit the machine translators and to ensure accuracy during sensitive discussions, he writes. Technology, such as the voice translator Microsoft has developed, however will allow people to interact across the language barrier in a more personal way, he writes. (Sweden) (3/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mom starts business to help young students speak other languages
    Helena Malarkey sprung into action when her local Pennsylvania school district cut foreign language instruction in its elementary schools. She formed her own company, Lingo Kids, to offer an after school program for children interested in learning French, Spanish and Mandarin. The school district said it is considering ways to return foreign language study to the classrooms., Pa. (4/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 2012 ACTFL Convention registration and housing now open
    The ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo brings together thousands of teachers, administrators, method instructors and students of foreign languages at all levels from across the world and features over 600 educational sessions that address topics like assessment, curriculum, research, and much more. Early-bird registration deadline is July 11, so don't delay! Register and book your hotel room today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Classroom Teacher -- Mandarin Chinese (2 positions)Des Moines Public SchoolsDes Moines, IA
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Instructor of SpanishBall State UniversityMuncie, IN
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