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.
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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.