California's court system, considered the largest in the US, faces a shortage of trained courtroom interpreters to serve in a state where more than 200 languages are spoken.
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In this student blog post, the author shares how her command of Mandarin Chinese improved during a summer immersion experience and offers tips on how to use immersion practices.
The 2017 Dora Johnson Awards, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International, will provide funding up to $1,000 for 15 K-12 Arabic language educators to support attendance at the 2017 ACTFL Convention.
Deadline to apply is September 15, 2017.
Spanish-Speaking Teachers Getting Special Training to Meet California's Demand for More Bilingual Teachers
Officials in some California school districts are recruiting teachers who know Spanish for training as bilingual teachers.
Immigrants in a culturally diverse Minnesota school district are seeking the creation of more dual language immersion programs in Hmong, Somali and Vietnamese.
Northern State University in South Dakota is offering a two-year Chinese language certification program to students interested in learning the language and using the certification to boost their career opportunities.
A California district will open its first dual immersion middle school to offer Spanish language studies for incoming sixth graders.
Bilingual educators in California recently attended summer training to help them sharpen their skills in teaching academic language and learn strategies for immersion classrooms.
Students in a Kentucky elementary school spent two weeks learning Mandarin through the STARTALK program, a federal program that funds the teaching of languages considered important to US national security.
Census data in Canada shows that linguistic diversity is on the rise, with 7.6 million Canadians able to speak a language other than French or English.