US primary and secondary students are less likely to study a foreign language in school as compared to peers in Europe, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.
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A five-week immersion program is connecting families that have recently come to the U.S. from countries such as Syria with college students who have taken at least two years of college-level Arabic.
Rising fifth- and sixth-graders in a Virginia school district are learning Chinese and Russian during a free four-week program funded by a grant from the federal government.
A new law in NC will allow Cherokees without degrees or certification to teach the tribe's language and cultural history to tribal students.
This short Q&A aims to provide insight into how test development and psychometric researchers at CAL identify biased items and prevent sensitive topics from appearing on CAL’s language proficiency assessments.
The U.S. is facing a foreign-language gap, and it is growing, says Marty Abbott, executive director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Researchers at Northwestern University take a closer look at how language choice shapes the thinking, feelings and decision-making of people.
Some members of the Maya community in Oakland, California, are serving as interpreters for residents who speak Mam, a Mayan language indigenous to Guatemala.
Students from several Virginia high schools recently visited the Germanna Colony to learn about the site's 300-year-old colonial history while participating in a three-week German-language immersion program.
An initiative in California, Global California 2030, aims to leverage language skills to help students become multilingual.