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Real language of D.C.: Get 'cised'

Friday, March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON -- You know a native New Yorker when you hear one, but what about someone who grew up in D.C.?

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Latin Has Declined, but It’s Not Dead Yet
Valley News

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Mountain School is looking for a new Latin teacher for next year.

Every semester, 40 or so high school juniors from around the country trek to Vershire for a term in the woods. And of every new crop of students, five or six want to take Latin.

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Challenges and tips for raising bilingual children

Thursday, March 21, 2013

As the conversation about bilingualism spreads throughout the country, more and more parents are looking for resources when it comes to raising their children to be multilingual.

Nancy Rhodes, director of Foreign Language Education at the Center for Applied Linguistics, says that over the last 10 years or more, they’ve seen an increase in parents going to school districts and asking them to start language programs for early education classes.

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Saint Francis High School responds to trend to study Chinese
Valley Catholic Online

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, thousands of schools across America have decreased their foreign language offerings in the last decade. In the midst of this decline, however, there appears to be a race by schools to offer instruction in Chinese.

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A French take on Mandarin immersion in Los Angeles
Mandarin Immersion Parents Council

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Chinese teaching growing in US, helped by Beijing

Susan Wang couldn’t speak English when she arrived in California from Taiwan, aged 16. Now 49, she heads a school offering US children a similar experience, plunging them into a Chinese world.

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Milford Catholic to implement Spanish immersion program
Catholic Free Press

Thursday, February 28, 2013

MILFORD – Kindergartners in Milford Catholic Elementary School will not simply learn Spanish next fall, they will be immersed in it.
The regional school was chosen as one of 12 schools in the country to incorporate Spanish as part of the Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools. TWIN-CS, co-sponsored by the Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education of Boston College and the National Catholic Educational Association, is the first initiative of the Innovation Institute for Catholic Educators at Boston College.

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