Scientists studying language acquisition have found that the brain can reuse characteristics from a person's first language as they learn additional, similar languages, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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This blog post builds on a recent presentation by Nancy Rhodes, Senior Consultant for World Language Education at CAL, where she shared lessons she learned through interviews with top immersion language specialists.
States and districts are working to develop implementation plans for next era of K-12 education.
Spanish language students at a Pittsburgh elementary school are learning about health and nutrition as part of a bilingual exchange with college students.
Officials in a Louisiana school system say it served about 250 new English language learning students six years ago, compared with 475 new enrollments last year.
Students at a California high school are helping revive the Wailaki language, a once-extinct tongue spoken by their ancestors from the Round Valley Indian Tribes.
The San Diego Unified School District is allowing high school English language learners to opt out of the two-year foreign language graduation requirement by taking a fluency exam in the language of their parents or native countries.
A Wyoming school district is expanding its dual language program into upper grades and adding more classes in kindergarten and first grade to keep up with demand.
The population of immigrant students has increased rapidly in a Maryland high school, which poses challenges and opportunities for all of the students.
Public language immersion schools in Hawai'i have kept the indigenous Hawaiian language alive for the past 30 years and they have been credited with increasing the population of speakers.