Over 160 world language advocates gathered in the nation’s Capitol to meet with members of Congress for Language Advocacy Day, an annual summit of administrators, educators, and language industry leaders.
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Students in an ethnic studies class at a California high school have recorded video clips of themselves as they spoke words and phrases in their first languages.
Students from a Connecticut middle school recently spent the day engaged in a symposium about the role that identity, such as race, gender roles, ability and language, plays in the U.S.
A music teacher at a Maryland elementary school has designed lessons in which students learn about Ethiopia and its culture by singing songs in Amharic and other languages spoken in the country.
This article highlights some of the diverse languages spoken in New Jersey where nearly a third of residents speak a language that is not English.
This article compares the language the U.S. President uses when he gives a scripted speech versus when he is more candid and includes contributions from CAL President, Dr. Joel Gomez.
An Illinois elementary school recently welcomed teachers from Panama who will learn English and learn how to teach the language to students in their country.
New data shows number of college and university foreign language programs that closed between 2013 and 2016.
High-schoolers in Nashville could have the option of learning the Kurdish language under a proposal intended to help support the area's large Kurdish population.
Students whose families received text messages from school containing tips about vocabulary words being taught in class learned more words, according to an early examination of data from the Text to Talk program.
In 2019, CAL celebrates its 60th anniversary. This milestone presents a unique opportunity to focus on renewed attention on the significant role of language and culture in today's global society. CAL's 60th anniversary theme of Valuing All Voices represents our long history of supporting language and culture diversity and serves as a guide for activities during our anniversary year and beyond.
Students in Juneau, Alaska, soon will have the opportunity to learn the Tlingit language, Lingit, when a language immersion preschool opens its doors.
The University of Sudbury offers an introductory course in Nishnaabemowin, an indigenous Ojibwe language, to students who want to learn the language, connect with their heritage and culture, and converse with other Nishnaabemowin speakers.
Library classes in Edmonton, Alberta, teach the Cree language.