Dual language programs have expanded to more than 2,000 schools nationwide as research shows its academic benefits for students who are English language learners and native English speakers.
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The Aleut Community of St. Paul's Office of Cultural Affairs in Alaska is leading an effort to revive the Aleut or Unangam Tunuu language.
A Wisconsin district will offer dual immersion classes to kindergartners at 10 elementary schools with the goal of reducing the time it will take English language learners to become proficient in English.
DCPS is changing how they structure professional development programming for dual immersion teachers in an effort to better coordinate and ensure the quality of dual immersion programs citywide.
This article addresses how a Florida district is handling a bilingual teacher shortage.
Efforts to save the Lakota language and culture are documented in a new film, Rising Voices, scheduled to air on public television stations nationwide in November.
An immersion course for adults seeks to save the Mohawk language in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, near Montreal.
Linguists explore why 'mom' and 'dad' are similar across languages.
Dual language programs are increasingly popular as schools nationwide look to improve proficiency of English language learners while building an inclusive school community.
A Center of Immigration Studies report on U.S. Census Bureau data has found that, in 2014, a record 63.2 million U.S. residents - or 1 in 5 residents - spoke a language other than English at home.
Some Native American tribes in Michigan have launched initiatives to preserve languages that have few or no fluent speakers left among the community elders.
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.
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.
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.
People who cannot hear process sign language in the same area of the brain associated with spoken language, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A Louisiana elementary school prepares to become a French-only immersion school.
A small-scale study found that instruction in musical instruments can help develop nonmusical verbal skills.
More than 100 prekindergarten and kindergarten students have started classes at the Arabic Immersion Magnet School in the Houston Independent School District.
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.