English translation on France’s new ID cards angers traditionalists

28-JAN-2022

English translation on France’s new ID cards angers traditionalists Verbalists – Education Beyond Borders Podcast

France’s new biometric identity cards, issued on August 2 last year, contain for the first time both French and English translations of all the fields, such as ‘name’, ‘address’, and ‘nationality’. This has sparked a big controversy. The French Academy, charged with defending the French language, is threatening to take the government to court over the use of English on the country’s new identity card.

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UK travel rules: end of all testing for vaccinated arrivals; face coverings in schools no longer required

24-JAN-2022

UK travel rules: end of all testing for vaccinated arrivals; face coverings in schools no longer required Verbalists – Education Beyond Borders Podcast

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The British Government announced today that people arriving in England from abroad will no longer have to take Covid tests if they are fully vaccinated. The changes will be introduced from 4am on 11 February.

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Hungarian state-funded Foreign Language Learning Program postponed again

17-JAN-2022

UK will lose up to 90 million pounds in 2022 due to the postponement of the Hungarian state-funded Foreign Language Learning Program Verbalists – Education Beyond Borders Podcast

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The Hungarian government has announced that the Foreign Language Learning Program has been postponed until 2023, with no Hungarian students due to study in the UK or any other destinations as part of the initiative this year.

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The new US guidance for consular officers may help international students get visas

11-JAN-2022

The new US guidance for consular officers may help international students get visas Verbalists – Education Beyond Borders Podcast

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The US Department of State has adjusted its guidance for consular officers who approve study visas for prospective international students. The recent update should help prevent US student visa denials based on speculative determinations by consular officers.

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Study in Canada: processing times for student visas to be reduced and immigration pathways for international students to be expanded

07-JANUARY-2022

Canada’s Prime Minister issues new priorities for immigration system Verbalists – Education Beyond Borders Podcast

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Study in Canada as an international student – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has signaled reducing visa processing times and expanding immigration pathways for international students as priorities for the new Immigration Minister to work on. Canada has also confirmed further extensions for online study and postgraduate work eligibility.

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Positive changes to rules for fully vaccinated students traveling to England

06-JANUARY-2022

Positive changes to rules for fully vaccinated students traveling to England Verbalists – Education Beyond Borders Podcast

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Today, we bring one positive update – fully vaccinated students traveling to England are no longer required to complete a pre-departure test and they are not required to quarantine upon their arrival in England.

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Voices of vanishing worlds

Of the world’s 6,500 living languages, half will cease to be spoken by the end of this century. Most of these endangered languages are oral speech forms, with little if any traditional written literature. If undocumented, these tongues – each representing a unique insight into human cognition and its most powerful defining feature, language – risk disappearing without trace. READ MORE