The author of this article suggests Japan consider introducing and promoting language immersion programs, following the success of similar programs in the United States.
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A preschool will soon open in Greensburg, PA, in which students will learn in English and French. Anna Maria Skop says students in her school will be spoken to in French 75% of the time and switch to English for formal instruction.
In August, Indianapolis Public Schools will launch a pilot program to help some non-English-speaking students who are new to the US.
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.
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.