Researchers studying language recognition have concluded that bilingual students are better at recognizing speakers' voices than peers who speak only one language.
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A dual language Mandarin-English school in London offers an immersion setting designed to help students become fluent in both languages.
High school graduates in more than two dozen states and the District of Columbia can earn a "seal of biliteracy" with their diplomas.
Two Massachusetts school districts are working to offer more world languages to prepare students for college and careers.
Some Minnesota schools offer heritage language classes to assist with meeting the needs of students whose first language is not English.
CAL self-paced courses are designed to enhance educator knowledge. Participants receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used for continuing education credit.
Chinese language courses are taught in all but one state, according to the National K-12 Foreign Language Enrollment Survey, which maps foreign language education trends.
The growth of language immersion programs has prompted the development of guidelines that help educators build effective programs.
Teaching Tolerance, an education project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, has published an online guide designed to help educators ensure that English language learners and their families have equitable experiences at school.
Eighth graders in a Utah school district are immersed in Mandarin Chinese, learning the language and Chinese culture.
Some Los Angeles-area elementary schools that teach preschoolers the basics in Spanish and English could result in more bilingual classes for transitional kindergartners in the district.
A public high school in Bowling Green, KY aims to help immigrant and refugee students succeed by providing them ways to develop their English language skills and deal with traumas they may have encountered in their home countries.
On April 12, 2017, José Viana was named assistant deputy secretary of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA).
How people perceive time might depend on their language, according to a recent study.
Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures – Report Released
This report examines the evidence on the developmental progress and school success of English learners from birth through grade 12 who live in homes in which a language other than English is spoken.
The Board of Trustees of the Center for Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Joel Gómez as the CAL’s next president.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the hiring of several senior staff members, with additional hiring announcements expected to be made in the coming weeks.
Some educators say adding native language instruction is a best practice for teaching the nation's 4.5 million English language learners.
Educators at San Francisco International High School in California meet learners' diverse needs through immersion and collaboration.
A recent study suggests the brain can develop resources unique to different languages as the speaker learns them.
A Rhode Island school district is partnering with a refugee resettlement organization to offer language support and help from social workers as part of the district's newcomers program.
Juniors and seniors at a Connecticut high school recently held a languages and cultures day to inspire sixth-graders from a nearby middle school to learn about the culture and languages of other countries.
Students at a Florida high school have been teaching basic French to first-graders at an elementary school as part of a pilot program.
A kindergarten teacher at a dual immersion school in California takes into consideration his students' backgrounds and cultures when teaching Spanish.
This article shares theories about how one root language, Proto-Indo-European, was spread around the world.