More than 100 prekindergarten and kindergarten students have started classes at the Arabic Immersion Magnet School in the Houston Independent School District.
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Since the launch of a citywide system to advance adults' skills in Philadelphia, myPLACE - Philadelphia Literacy and Adult Career Education - nearly 1,500 Philadelphians have completed classes in basic education, GED preparation, or English as a Second Language.
This blog post explores whether popular ways in which parents spend money to give their kids an educational advantage are worth the investment.
Middlebury College in Vermont offers summer immersion programs in 11 languages. This article profiles the German for Singers program, which is helping prepare opera singers who want to work professionally in Germany.
Oregon students with limited English proficiency who are new to the U.S. can prove graduation readiness by completing work samples in their native languages.
This article looks at how U.S., European language-learning requirements differ.
Education officials in China have entered into a partnership with a U.S. university to help integrate more creativity into school curricula.
The British Council is working to increase the number of students studying Arabic at school.
Avon Community School Corporation (Indiana) uses everyday errands as a way of helping to prepare English language learners for the start of the school year.
The Indiana State Board of Education approved a dual language immersion pilot program that will award grants to schools wishing to create or expand a dual language immersion program.
For a second year, upcoming third- and fourth-graders are learning the basics in French, German, Russian, Spanish and American Sign Language during Taste of the World, a Maryland district's language program.
A group of high-school students are attending the Montana Arabic Summer Institute at the University of Montana, a three-week immersion program that teaches Arabic language and culture.
Scientists studying babblers say the birds' ability to rearrange sounds during their calls to convey messages might lead to understanding how the phonemic system of human language formed.
Elementary-school students at a dual-language school in California performed on par with Advanced Placement high-school students on Mandarin language assessments, according to a recent Stanford University study.
Teachers in a California school district say it has been difficult to find Spanish-language materials aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
With language skills becoming ever more important, the author looks at whether there is a genetic component to language learning ability.
Portland State University has been awarded a $1.25 million grant to prepare bilingual teachers to work with students with autism and other profound disabilities.
A Tennessee district is making changes to its foreign language program to boost proficiency among students.
Educators and teaching artists have come together in San Diego schools to demonstrate how theater games and creative movement activities in early grades can help children improve their English language fluency.
In New Jersey, the Seal of Biliteracy pilot program encourages students to become fluent in multiple languages and helps expand college, career options.
In a new paper, two linguists examine the workings of 'yes' and 'no' and show that understanding them leads to new insights concerning the understanding of questions and statements more generally.
Quebec and New York City form partnership to foster language learning.
A new law and funding in Connecticut could help recruit more bilingual teachers.
Implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been challenging for some educators who teach English language learners.
A nationwide team of pediatric researchers are putting together a library of brain scans to help researchers explore how children's brains develop over time.