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Chinese language courses are taught in all but one state, according to the National K-12 Foreign Language Enrollment Survey, which maps foreign language education trends.
The growth of language immersion programs has prompted the development of guidelines that help educators build effective programs.
Teaching Tolerance, an education project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, has published an online guide designed to help educators ensure that English language learners and their families have equitable experiences at school.
Eighth graders in a Utah school district are immersed in Mandarin Chinese, learning the language and Chinese culture.
Some Los Angeles-area elementary schools that teach preschoolers the basics in Spanish and English could result in more bilingual classes for transitional kindergartners in the district.
A public high school in Bowling Green, KY aims to help immigrant and refugee students succeed by providing them ways to develop their English language skills and deal with traumas they may have encountered in their home countries.
On April 12, 2017, José Viana was named assistant deputy secretary of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA).
How people perceive time might depend on their language, according to a recent study.
Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures – Report Released
This report examines the evidence on the developmental progress and school success of English learners from birth through grade 12 who live in homes in which a language other than English is spoken.