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Chinese Language Expands In Public Schools

12:00AM
January
10, 2011

Some Central Ohio school districts are expanding foreign language classes to prepare students for the global marketplace. The expansion is a recommendation from a committee set up by the Ohio Legislature. School leaders in Columbus and Gahanna think the investment is vital in the 21st century.

Language Gets in the Way of Safety, ODPS Looks to Bridge Gap

12:00AM
January
4, 2008

The Ohio Department of Public Safety is trying to facilitate more outreach programs to learn about the state’s growing diverse populations so that ODPS can provide more people with the proper safety services. In its first steps towards reaching this goal, ODPS hosted an information forum in Columbus today.

Ohio’s Language Programs in Trouble

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12:00AM
December 27, 2007

A new report from the Ohio’s Foreign Language Advisory Council says changes need to be made to the state’s language programs.

Miami University Effort to Save Ancient Language

12:00AM
December
13, 2007

A recent study suggests one language dies roughly every two weeks.

911 Response Still Hindered By Language Barrier, Request for Billing Info

12:00AM
May
2, 2007

The drowning death of a young girl in West Columbus Tuesday is raising questions about central Ohio’s network of 911 call centers – and the lack of foreign language-speaking operators. 4-year-old Jennifer Garcia was pulled from a pond near her apartment Tuesday afternoon. Medical assistance was delayed because her stepfather and her mother spoke mostly Spanish.

Part 2 of Series – Native Language Project publishes Miami Tribe Dictionary

12:00AM
March
18, 2005

The Miami Nation, a nation that once encompassed much of western Ohio,was lost to white settlers through a series of battles and treaties and finally forced removal by the US Army in the mid 1840s. With the tribe’s removal, their language declined too. But, a joint project of the tribe and Miami University seeks to restore what’s known as the Miami-Peoria language.

Part 3 of Series – Miami Tribe Recalls Past to Help Rebuild Language

12:00AM
March
18, 2005

Language skills are often developed over a lifetime. But, researchers on the Myaamia Project at Miami University in Oxford have a more daunting task. They work to restore and put into use a centuries-old language that hasn’t been spoken conversationally in nearly 45 years. It starts with publication of a Miami language dictionary this month. But, Miami tribe researchers vow to again make it a living language by teaching it to English-speaking Miami children.

Special Series – Miami Tribe Works to Restore its Native Language – Part 1

12:00AM
March
18, 2005

A project to recover a Native American language will get a boost this month with publication of a dictionary. The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio combined tribal knowledge with University resources to bring back a language that was spoken through-out much of Indiana and Ohio prior to statehood.