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.
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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.
The call for nominations is open for the 2018 TIRF Alatis Prize.
Sfyria, a rare whistled form of communication in the village of Antia on a Greek island, is among the world's endangered languages.
Educators recently attended a two-day program held by the nonprofit, Schools That Can Milwaukee, to train teachers on issues related to race and equity in schools.
In US schools, more students are learning world languages through immersion programs and traditional second language programs.
The Normal School of Educators of Guadalajara and the Secretary of Education of Jalisco, reached their groundbreaking goal to graduate 96 bilingual primary school teachers of English, the very first generation in Mexico.
The report, The State of Language in the United States, provides results from a survey designed to collect and analyze K-12 foreign language enrollment data by state and the number of programs by state with information about the range of languages taught in schools.
The Internationals Network for Public Schools is working to improve graduation rates for English learners through the opening of targeted programs that place ELs on a level playing field with their peers.
In this blog post, the author shares her experiences on how bilingual programs provide safe spaces for English language learners and ultimately lead to improved achievement.