This month in the translation and language-learning world…

Army officers were told they should learn a language to increase their chances of promotion

…Forbes wrote that language extinction is driven by economic growth

…Le Bien Public wrote about the trouble Google Translate has dealing with Arabic, and about Internet users sabotaging Google Translate (in French)

…Two languages in Papua New Guinea evaded extinction thanks to the Internet

…Huffington Post came up with 7 foreign words that cannot be translated into English

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