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How I #HearHim

Deaf Latter-day Saint explains how she depends on her eyes to hear the Lord’s voice
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BYU Professor Teaches Navajo Family Values Through Her Language Classes

Rena Dunn teaches BYU’s only Navajo language classes. “People that have studied Navajo say that it’s one of the few complete languages,” she said.
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Silent Struggles

How ASL Students and Professors Have Dealt with COVID-19 Restrictions
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Graduate Student Brings Innovative Ideas to Online Language Learning

Michael Peck leads out in bringing new learning opportunities to his Kekchi class.
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Finishing the Race

Biking over two hundred miles pushes the human mind and body to its limits, but so does trying to learn a new language. Associate Professor Troy Cox (Linguistics) has experience with both.
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BYU Study Suggests Improvements for K–12 Language Immersion Programs

New research from Professor Blair Bateman and Assistant Professor Michael Child shines light on effectively teaching a foreign language to children.
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Translation and Localization: Connecting the World One Language at a Time

BYU is rapidly expanding the translation and localization minor, a program that will have lasting impacts on the lives of people around the world.
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English Student Aids in Macedonian Translation of Book of Mormon

Lila Rice spent 18 months serving and teaching people in Macedonia, and she continues to serve them from home as she helps translate the Book of Mormon into Macedonian.
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Remembering 5000 Stories of Cambodia

As a child in Cambodia in the 1970s, nine-year-old Chab Chheang, nicknamed “Nike” for his love of the shoes, crossed the border into Thailand with his family. But instead of finding safety, Nike’s starving parents were greeted by farmers who presented an excruciating choice: a bag of rice in exchange for their son.
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Bilingual BYU

“The BYU College of Humanities teaches more languages at an advanced level than any other university in America,” wrote then dean John R. Rosenberg in 2006. A decade later BYU has increased its language strength, offering classes in more than 60 languages, with enrollments equal to two-thirds of the student population.
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Top Language Programs

BYU has long been known for its stellar foreign language programs, including for the number of programs offered and degrees awarded. This year proved no exception.
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BYU's foreign language programs still top other universities'

Spanish. Danish. Arabic. Thai. Croatian. Kiribati. Welsh. These are only a few of the 131 total languages spoken on the BYU campus.
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Center for Language Studies Partnership to Expand Language Learning

Partnered with ACTFL, the Center of Language Studies works to promote language learning worldwide. 
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Filipino Language Classes Experience Massive Growth in Enrollments

With so many missionaries who have come home early due to COVID-19, the Center for Language Studies has had its work cut out to accommodate so many students.
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BYU one of nation's highest producers of foreign-language degrees

BYU comes in at No. 3 overall, tops several specific language categories
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DLI Alum, Lily Bueno, is Elevating Portuguese Immersion throughout Utah

Award-winning teacher Lily Bueno is elevating Portuguese immersion in Utah and across the country.
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Tips and Tricks for Keeping a Mission Language Fluent

Language loss, or language attrition, begins almost as soon as missionaries leave their mission and return to an English-speaking environment. While keeping up a second language isn’t easy, it’s definitely possible.
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