How AI is changing the way we study languages

On July 25, Columbia professor and New York Times columnist John McWhorter presented readers with an interesting and provocative — perhaps overtly so — question: “Will translation...

The presence of Catalan in language learning apps

Catalan, my language, is again in a sadly paradoxical situation. While it is spoken by 10 million people in the world, is native in parts of four European states, and is the only language with official status in Andorra —which means it is recognized by the United Nations— it suffers discrimination that is difficult to understand either in qualitative or quantitative terms.

Celebrating Indigenous languages on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous...

Today marks the 29th International Day of the World's Indigenous People since the United Nations voted to celebrate the day back in the mid-1990s.

The bill to boost the Hawaiian language in the state’s schools

‘Ōlelo Hawai’i (that is, the Hawaiian language) just might be getting a boost in the state of Hawaii’s public schools soon.

Language access law passes in New Jersey state senate

Demand for language services could be on the rise in the state of New Jersey, thanks to a bill that was recently passed in the state senate. 

The Week in Review: March 17, 2023

This week’s been a pretty big one in the way of artificial intelligence (AI) advancements. On Tuesday, OpenAI announced the launch of GPT-4, not even...

Gender-inclusive writing: A unifying force

In Canada, the federal government is committed to supporting inclusivity in written documents within the public service.

Researchers launch Grambank, shed light on language loss

You’ve likely heard the oft-cited statistic that one language dies every 40 days — a study published earlier this month aims to shed some...

Celebrating the next generation of language professionals: The MIIS Class of...

Around this time of year, it’s not a rare sight to see folks in a cap and gown posing for a photo shoot. That’s because...

TIME Applauds Language-Related Innovations from Meta, Duolingo, and LEGO

TIME Magazine recognized three language-industry products in its “Best Inventions of 2023” list, underscoring the importance of multilingual communication, accessibility, and inclusion in today’s globalized world.

The Week in Review: June 30, 2023

Language learning is tough. But maybe ChatGPT can make it easier. At least that’s what some language learners and app developers are trying to see....

The Week in Review: June 16, 2023

This week, the European Union (EU) announced that its translation unit will be using machine translation to translate press materials more rapidly. Read more...

The Week in Review: April 7, 2023

We’ll be listening to AI-generated advertisements anytime now, it seems. This week, we’re bringing you news about Adthos’ recent launch: a platform that uses generative...

The Week in Review: March 10, 2023

If you regularly use English in your day-to-day life, you’ve probably heard the words “pinkwashing” and “anti-fat” at least a handful of times in...

The Week in Review: March 3, 2023

An API for ChatGPT, a new and improved Microsoft Translator iOS app, and more.

Literary Nobel Prize Spotlights Language Preservation

The Swedish Academy has awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature to author Jon Fosse who uses Norway's minority written standard.

The Week in Review: July 7, 2023

Kiswahili is spoken by more than 200 million people worldwide.  Today, we celebrate those speakers and their language: Since 2021, UNESCO has recognized July 7...

The Week in Review: March, 31, 2023

We’ve got stories on language access and education, along with press releases from XL8, GLOBO, and more in this week’s recap.

The Week in Review — Feb. 24, 2023

This week we're bringing you news on large language models, Indigenous languages, and the top 100 language service providers in the industry.

Finding New Words: Trust building starts with clear communication

One of the most influential ways to invest in the currency of trust is through your language. Communication is our most powerful and persuasive tool; we must choose words carefully. Words offer context and communicate unique perspectives, giving insight into what you see, feel, or think.

The Week in Review: June 2, 2023

This week was a big one for generative AI and large language models. Bloomberg is predicting that the artificial intelligence (AI) market will grow to...

The Week in Review: May 19, 2023

Privacy concerns have plagued large language models (LLMs) and generative AI tools for quite a while now — Apple even banned its employees from using...

The Week in Review: April 14, 2023

The state of California is hard at work to improve the state’s language education programming — earlier this week, the state opened up applications...

The Week in Review: June 9, 2023

It was bound to happen at some point. After using ChatGPT irresponsibly, a lawyer could face sanctions, pending a judge’s review. Though OpenAI itself warns...