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.
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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.
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.