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Acknowledging the importance of terminology on International Literacy Day

8 September 2009 marks the International Literacy Day. On this day the international community focuses on the status of literacy and adult learning globally. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), despite many and varied efforts, literacy remains an elusive target: some 776 million adults lack minimum literacy skills, which means that one in five adults is still not literate. In addition, 75 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.

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New Infoterm Executive Board elected

The new Executive Board was elected during the 10th Infoterm General Assembly in Bogotá, Colombia. As every year, the General Assembly took place on the occasion of the annual ISO/TC 37 meetings on 11 August 2009. The new Executive Board convened for the first time on the same day to elect its new presidency.

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A tool to follow standardized terminology

ESTEN system is a tool to follow standardized terminology that allows to evaluate terminology implantation in its real context use. It has been developed by IULATERM research group, from the Institute for Applied Linguistics in the Pompeu Fabra University, with the collaboration of Infoterm meber, TERMCAT Terminology Centre, and the financing of the Language Policy Department in the Catalan Government.

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Planning of online platform for language learning takes shape

A group of international experts gathers today in Shanghai, China, to discuss the feasibility of a Cyber Network for Learning Languages, an online portal to web resources for learning languages.

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Last update: 2011-05-27

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