• Online School

    The Greek Online School Reveals Results of Its Greek Language Survey | archive , usa , arts & literature

    ATHENS – The Greek Online School started a Greek Language Survey with the help of Hellenic Film Society USA in March of 2021 and revealed the results on July 14. The main idea behind this survey was to reach as many participants as possible and find out the ways in which each individual connects to Greece, the Greek language and culture. The survey included various questions from where you stay when you visit Greece to how often you watch Greek movies and received 484 unique responses. “And if we realized one thing, is that all of these people experience their connection to Greece in unique ways but it is evident…

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  • Education

    Missouri Senate adopts substitute education bill, adds language to limit instruction on ‘human sexuality,’ STDs | Education

    Late Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, offered a compromise bill that tied funding for “Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts” to the state providing more funding for school transportation, a major issue for many districts with bus fleets. Rowden also stripped a provision allowing for the recall of school board members. At about 11:20 p.m., Sen. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, proposed an amendment that prevents instruction on “human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases” until the school receives permission from a student’s parent or guardian. The proposal drew criticism from Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin, who said instruction decisions should be left to local school boards. Moon’s amendment was adopted on a…

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  • Online School

    Racial slurs, ‘violent language’ disrupt Oakland schools online workshop

    A “small” group of people participating in Oakland Unified School District’s Early Literacy Summit and Family Workshop on Zoom disrupted the livestream with “expletives, racial slurs, and violent language” and an “obscene video,” district officials said Thursday night. School district officials did not specify the exact language used or the video that was displayed, but Sondra Aguilera, the district’s chief academic officer, said the conduct on Thursday afternoon prompted officials to temporarily shut down the chat function and remove the “offending indivdiuals” from the Zoom — only for it to happen again “a short time later.” The chat function was shut down for the remainder of the workshop, Aguilera said…

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  • Exchange Student

    JASA runs virtual language exchanges with Japanese universities

    The UMSL Japan-America Student Association has partnered with three Japanese universities to create virtual events where students can practice their language skills safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first two events each attracted about 20 UMSL students, who chatted with Japanese students and reviewed classwork in Zoom breakout rooms. (Photo courtesy of UMSL Japan-America Student Association) Molly Motes was living her dream. She was studying abroad at Toyo University in Tokyo, surrounded by a canopy of neon lights and the language she had been learning for several years at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Despite the occasional language barrier, Motes was making fast friends with members of the English Community Zone,…

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    ShareAmi: French-speaking exchange program connecting language students with seniors | Features

    PARIS, FRANCE (3TV/CBS 5) — A program launched by a nonprofit organization is helping connect French-learning students with seniors living in care homes and facilities in France. The program, ShareAmi, helps students learning the French language and helps combat isolation in care facilities and nursing homes for older adults. The program is a new initiative from the nonprofit organization, Oldyssey, which works to change the perception about old age and integrate seniors into everyday life. ShareAmi was launched in May 2020 by Clement Boxebeld, who founded Oldyssey, Juliette Neyran and Julia Mourri. “It started actually as a simple idea. To match elderly people in France with students learning French abroad so that they…

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