US Census Bureau

Multilingual Speakers are increasing

Did you know that the number of people in the US who speak a language other than English at home has nearly tripled in the past four decades? According to a recent report from the US Census Bureau, 22% of US residents (or 67.8 million people) now primarily use a language other than English at home, compared to just 10% (23.1 million) in 1980. While the number of English speakers has also grown, the growth has been much less significant. As the population of foreign language speakers grows, it’s likely that demand for improved language access will also increase.

We were ecstatic to publish our latest collection of Fadilah’s stories on EduLang. We are introducing this collection with great enthusiasm because the stories in it are deeply relatable to the refugee and immigrant community. These stories speak to the experiences, challenges, and triumphs of this population in a way that is authentic and meaningful. We believe that by sharing these stories, we can create a sense of connection and understanding among readers from all walks of life, and contribute to the celebration of diversity and inclusivity. We really appreciate Talal’s effort in validating the Arabic translation

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FlashLing

We are making a great progress on our next product ‘FlashLing’. FlashLing is a multilingual mobile app that lets users learn most commonly used english phrases by using flashcards. Check out our initial prototypes of FlashLing.

New Team members

We have hired Arabic translators and developers this month. Please welcome our newest team members. Adel has a strong work experience in gulf countries and is a skilled team leader. He is committed to promoting linguistic justice and equal access to language resources, and is excited to use his language skills to make a positive impact.
Hengki, on the other hand, has a passion for technology and language, and is eager to use his programming skills to help advance the cause of linguistic justice. Both Adel and Hengki are highly qualified and dedicated individuals, and we are thrilled to have them join the Linguistics Justice League as volunteers. We believe that their expertise and commitment will be invaluable assets to our organization and its mission.

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Editorial

Dr. Ali Farghaly

We are blessed to live in the age of the Internet. It brought us several important perks our predecessors did not enjoy. The web has made knowledge freely accessible to almost anyone in the world who searches for it. Because of the web, all voices are now heard. It made the world a small village where people could get jobs and work from anywhere for any organization in the world. It ended, to a large extent, censoring of information. It allows everybody, who has the initiative, access to the best courses, best professors, academic and scientific papers, and excellent free tutorials to learn almost anything needed. It provides opportunities for remote working in the most advanced countries from anywhere in the world. It also provides opportunities for people to virtually cross their borders and network with peers and make new friends across the globe. No wonder then that people, especially young people, spend most of their time accessing the web.
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Although the web empowers people especially in less developed countries and disadvantaged people in developed countries, the web brings serious problems that we should be aware of. One of the most serious problems results from the non-restrictive nature of the web. The web allows people to share their thoughts without censorship which resulted in the spread of false information, hate speech, bullying, pornographic and violent images, etc. Web users are very often bombarded with targeted advertising and spam which make them feel insecure and cause distractions. The web also allows anonymous posting so one can never be sure if people we chat with are really what they claim they are. The web allows people to create fake persona that are completely divorced from reality. This can be very harmful especially for young people. Web addiction has become very common. It wastes addictors time by taking them away from real life problems and objectives they need to focus on. Instead, they live in a virtual world that is divorced from reality.

Young people are especially vulnerable to the perils of the web. The smart thing for them to do is benefit from everything the web offers them without falling prey into the problems that come with it.

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