Fifth-graders who have been enrolled in an Iowa school's Spanish language immersion program since they were kindergartners are demonstrating fluency in Spanish as they prepare for sixth grade.
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What if One Culture Shares Multiple Languages? That’s a Challenge Oregon is Taking Up With its Somali Students.
An elementary school in Portland, Oregon has launched a language program to help students from Somali families better learn their school subjects by maintaining or learning the languages of Somalia.
Researchers studying the human brain and language say they have developed a test that can assess how fast a person can learn a second language.
This article addresses issues of what works best for teaching English language learners.
Native Americans of the Connecticut Valley of central Massachusetts, who were initially believed to be monolingual, actually spoke five languages, researchers said.
Students - particularly immigrants and English language learners - place a lot of value in teachers pronouncing their names correctly. Now, a national campaign - "My Name, My Identity" - is advocating for the correct pronunciation of students' names.
An Illinois district is graduating its first class of high school seniors who started in its Spanish-English dual language program as first graders 12 years ago.
In this blog post, an administrator shares her district's approach to creating a PreK-12 world language continuum and what achieving language proficiency can look like with this model.
Seattle School District officials are reviewing the future of its Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish language immersion programs.
The need for newcomer programs has increased and spread geographically throughout the United States as more immigrants and refugees are moving outside major metropolitan areas.
Students at a Virginia elementary school are learning math, science and other core subjects for a half day, five days a week, in their school's Japanese language immersion program.
Students who speak two dialects of the same language may share the same cognitive benefits as students who speak more than one language, research finds.
Students at an Iowa middle school are learning English through music in class.
High school teachers across the country are drawing inspiration from real estate and home design television shows to connect classroom lessons to the real world.
Researchers have found that word sounds can affect the perception of distance.
Teachers, parents learn to help boost English proficiency in California students.
Students from three Nevada high schools are learning Paiute, a Native American language, in an elective course that aims to preserve the language.
Research suggests bilingual speakers can switch between languages without a lag if they do so at the right time.
Connecting with video pen pals from Pakistan has helped a class of middle schoolers build their cultural competencies and real world communication skills.
This blog post addresses how poetry can empower students born outside the United States and enhance cultural understanding in the classroom.
Researchers from the University of Washington who are studying bilingualism and infants have found children as young as 11 months of age can learn two languages, according to a recent study.
This article compares the growth of dual language and foreign language programs in other states to the current status in Massachusetts.
Students in a school district in Canada are learning English and developing workplace skills through a co-op education program for English language learning students.
The US Department of Education invests in Native American studies.
A predominately African-American elementary school in Washington, DC, will become a Spanish language immersion school next academic year to boost student achievement in reading, math and other areas.