Dual language programs have expanded to more than 2,000 schools nationwide as research shows its academic benefits for students who are English language learners and native English speakers.
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The Aleut Community of St. Paul's Office of Cultural Affairs in Alaska is leading an effort to revive the Aleut or Unangam Tunuu language.
A Wisconsin district will offer dual immersion classes to kindergartners at 10 elementary schools with the goal of reducing the time it will take English language learners to become proficient in English.
DCPS is changing how they structure professional development programming for dual immersion teachers in an effort to better coordinate and ensure the quality of dual immersion programs citywide.
This article addresses how a Florida district is handling a bilingual teacher shortage.
Efforts to save the Lakota language and culture are documented in a new film, Rising Voices, scheduled to air on public television stations nationwide in November.
An immersion course for adults seeks to save the Mohawk language in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, near Montreal.
Linguists explore why 'mom' and 'dad' are similar across languages.
Dual language programs are increasingly popular as schools nationwide look to improve proficiency of English language learners while building an inclusive school community.
New Self-Paced Online Course Now Available: Fundamentals of Sheltered Instruction, Featuring the SIOP Model
This new self-paced online course from CAL is designed to help teachers and administrators increase their knowledge of research-based sheltered instruction to support the language and content learning needs of English learners.
A Center of Immigration Studies report on U.S. Census Bureau data has found that, in 2014, a record 63.2 million U.S. residents - or 1 in 5 residents - spoke a language other than English at home.
CAL is saddened by the passing of Alan Davies, Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, and a towering figure in the field of language testing, in particular in the testing of English for specific purposes and English for academic purposes.
Some Native American tribes in Michigan have launched initiatives to preserve languages that have few or no fluent speakers left among the community elders.
Pause fillers, such as "um" or "uh" in English, are evolving among Boston's native Spanish speakers, says linguist Daniel Erker, who is researching the topic.
The continuing demand for dual language programs in the Austin, Texas area is addressed in this article. Benefits of dual language learning, including cognitive benefits, becoming global citizens, and advantages in the global marketplace are highlighted.
CAL congratulates Dr. Antonia Schleicher who has been named the 2015 recipient of the ACTFL Wilga Rivers Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education (Postsecondary).
CAL Board of Trustees members Drs. Jodi Crandall, Linda Harklau, Sandra McKay and Guadalupe Valdés have been elected to the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Leadership team.
Dr. Dorry Kenyon, Vice President, Director of Assessment at CAL, has been selected as the incoming chair for the Defense Language Testing Advisory Panel (DELTAP). Dr. Kenyon, having served on DELTAP since 2006, will assume chairmanship of the panel beginning fall, 2015.
CAL is saddened by the passing of Richard D. Lambert, a political scientist and a founding scholar and major contributor to the field of language policy.
A new bilingual child care and preschool center opening in the Hutto, TX area reflects a regional demand for Spanish/English two-way language immersion programs.
California's first English-Vietnamese dual-language immersion program will open at a public elementary school in Midway City.
More than 500 preschool and elementary-school students have started immersion classes at a new Colorado language school.
Students at an Oregon elementary school sharpened their conversational skills during a three-week summer camp. The students, a mix of native English speakers and English-language learners, practiced listening and speaking skills.
People who cannot hear process sign language in the same area of the brain associated with spoken language, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A Louisiana elementary school prepares to become a French-only immersion school.