World language educators in Illinois are encouraged to focus more on global cultures and language use across disciplines under guidelines that its education board recently updated.
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Students in a Massachusetts town with Portuguese roots recently attended a STARTALK camp that offered instruction and recreational activities for heritage speakers and first-time learners.
Indigenous languages of Latin America are at risk of vanishing even amid efforts to save them.
At the World Language Initiative's summer camp in Montana, more than 100 students are learning various languages -- among them Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish.
How Diverse Are Public Schools in Tampa Bay? The Number of Languages Students Speak May Surprise You
Several Florida districts this fall will use various approaches to help students who are immigrants and refugees from other countries and collectively speak hundreds of languages.
According to researchers, teachers can have a skewed perception of the academic abilities of students who are labeled as English language learners.
A six-week intensive summer program is marking its seventh year of connecting elementary and middle school students to their Hmong language and heritage in the Madison, Wisconsin area.
New York City's Queens borough is home to speakers of as many as 800 languages, making it Earth's most linguistically diverse community, a distinction that gives linguists the chance to document and preserve some at-risk languages.
It turns out there are some linguistic reasons why English speakers struggle to learn another language.
A study that involved 6- and 7-year-old Los Angeles children shows that early exposure to music boosts their language and reading skills faster than children who are not taught music.
Some early child care centers are offering children an opportunity to learn languages.
A Nevada district is marking 10 years of offering Spanish language immersion in three elementary schools.
A group of K-12 educators are among the students sharpening their Lakota language skills in an intensive summer course in South Dakota.
Including a citizenship question in the 2020 U.S. Census could lead to an undercounting that would dramatically reduce education funding in some states and school districts, educators say.
A Montana elementary school is using bilingual books to help a group of students from Congo learn English and build skills in their native Swahili language.
For Chin Refugee Kids, Lewisville ISD's New Language Test is a Credit Toward Graduation -- and to Their Culture
Students whose families have settled in Texas from Myanmar's Chin state can take an exam to earn dual credit if they demonstrate proficiency in English and their native Hakha language.
U.S. employers are increasingly seeking employees who speak other languages in addition to English to remain competitive in the global economy, according to a survey commissioned by ACTFL.
The call for nominations is open for the 2020 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts.
Sociolinguist Walt Wolfram, Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Apply to participate in the 2019-20 ACTFL mentoring program. Two tracks are available and pairs are matched on language, level, and skill.
A Texas school district wants to offer fewer services to elementary students who are learning English, because the community's refugee and immigrant population has decreased.
Dr. Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania, was recently honored as this year's recipient of the Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship.
Researchers from CAL and the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite you to participate in a study with the goal of understanding language practices used across bilingual programs.
Students at a public-charter school in Georgia - the first Japanese-English dual-language immersion school in the state - are learning to be "global citizens."
Teachers and students at an Iowa high school recently participated in a professional-development session in which educators listened to students share feedback about various topics.