http://www.pri.org - North Koreans may speak Korean, but not the kind they have to learn if they defect to the South. And even with a new smartphone app to guide them through South Korea's unfamiliar dialect, it's a tough and unnerving challenge.
http://thenextweb.com - Emoji are incredibly popular. Our traffic stats show that unequivocally. Stories about new emoji, how we use them and just about every other aspect of the culture around them do incredibly well.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au - Sign language has become the fourth official language of Papua New Guinea, in a move that it's hoped will assist people living with hearing impairments in PNG significantly.
http://tech.co - Naboomboo, a foreign language social network, just raised 50k Euros from Club Italia Investmenti 2. Funding will be used to increase international user-base.
http://www.theguardian.com - The marriage of Sofia Hellqvist to Prince Carl Philip of Sweden could help resurrect the once-banned Elfdalian tongue
http://en.rocketnews24.com - The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is a test of Japanese as a second language knowledge and is held twice a year in Japan and many other countries around the world. Since the test is entirely in Japanese, it can be taken by anyone regardless of English ability. Even so, the organization decided to put u ...
http://www.bbc.com - A head teacher apologises after saying young people should not be "forced" to learn Welsh as it makes them academically weaker than their English peers.
http://elitedaily.com - How Alcohol Actually Affects Your Ability To Speak Another Language