School districts nationwide are taking steps to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of refugees who are age 17 and younger.
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High school students across the Inland area of California are showing interest in English-Spanish dual language immersion courses.
Seventh graders who recently moved to the US have started the school year at a newcomers school in North Carolina.
Teachers and students in grades six through 12 in Virginia are learning Russian in immersion courses that are part of the STARTALK program.
Developed by ACTFL, China is introducing foreign language assessments in five languages and intends to use them to test workers' foreign language proficiency.
Some Latino parents say they think dual language programs negatively affect students' ability to learn English. Supporters say two way immersion programs help improve native Spanish speaking students' ability to learn English.
Unaccompanied minors who immigrate to the US sometimes carry emotional, cultural and educational burdens that require a unique teaching and learning approach and additional resources.
Teachers in Massachusetts say that advancing foreign language skills will lead students to more job opportunities in the future.
Speakers of ancient languages must find new ways to create words for modern items and nonnative animals, with some cultures considering definition, grammar and word authenticity before finding the appropriate word.
Schools in Dodge City, Kansas serve about 7,000 students, 400 who are designated as migrant students.
A Tennessee school district, a charter school and the Nashville mayor's office are partnering on a program offering an intensive language program for English language learners.
States are shifting away from a one-size-fits-all accountability system mandated under the old education law to a new, build-it-yourself model.
Immigrants from French-speaking countries who have settled in Maine are helping some Mainers preserve their French heritage and language.
A group of immigrant middle- and high-school students are attending a free program in Florida to work on projects that helped them build their English language skills and connect with peers.
Two school districts in Ontario, Canada are offering summer camps to help refugees from Syria build their language and academic skills while learning about the country.
More than 200 high-school-age students participating in summer language academies in Vermont have pledged to not speak in English for a month, so they can sharpen their skills in other languages.
Technology - including smartphone apps and online courses - is being credited with helping Native American students learn and revive tribal languages.
Language programs are not just about learning to communicate, but they also help students understand the world.
Boys are almost twice as likely to struggle with mastering English language skills than girls by the time they start school.
Oxford, England, poetry teacher Kate Clanchy writes in this essay about how a girls-only poetry study group helped build connections and language skills for students in her class of English language learners.
There are words in language that are "untranslatable," or for which there is no true English equivalent, writes Tim Lomas, a University of East London lecturer and researcher.
Last month, the Philadelphia Education Research Consortium released preliminary findings on English language learners in both district and charter schools in Philadelphia.
If a language doesn’t have terms to denote specific space concept, how can speakers communicate the direction of one location with respect to another?
The author of this article suggests Japan consider introducing and promoting language immersion programs, following the success of similar programs in the United States.
A preschool will soon open in Greensburg, PA, in which students will learn in English and French. Anna Maria Skop says students in her school will be spoken to in French 75% of the time and switch to English for formal instruction.