Pause fillers, such as "um" or "uh" in English, are evolving among Boston's native Spanish speakers, says linguist Daniel Erker, who is researching the topic.
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The continuing demand for dual language programs in the Austin, Texas area is addressed in this article. Benefits of dual language learning, including cognitive benefits, becoming global citizens, and advantages in the global marketplace are highlighted.
CAL congratulates Dr. Antonia Schleicher who has been named the 2015 recipient of the ACTFL Wilga Rivers Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education (Postsecondary).
CAL Board of Trustees members Drs. Jodi Crandall, Linda Harklau, Sandra McKay and Guadalupe Valdés have been elected to the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Leadership team.
Dr. Dorry Kenyon, Vice President, Director of Assessment at CAL, has been selected as the incoming chair for the Defense Language Testing Advisory Panel (DELTAP). Dr. Kenyon, having served on DELTAP since 2006, will assume chairmanship of the panel beginning fall, 2015.
CAL is saddened by the passing of Richard D. Lambert, a political scientist and a founding scholar and major contributor to the field of language policy.
A new bilingual child care and preschool center opening in the Hutto, TX area reflects a regional demand for Spanish/English two-way language immersion programs.
California's first English-Vietnamese dual-language immersion program will open at a public elementary school in Midway City.
More than 500 preschool and elementary-school students have started immersion classes at a new Colorado language school.
Students at an Oregon elementary school sharpened their conversational skills during a three-week summer camp. The students, a mix of native English speakers and English-language learners, practiced listening and speaking skills.