Researchers from three countries highlight the benefits of bilingual education.
In the News-In the News
CAL shares news and announcements about our organization, staff and work as well as periodically posting links to online news articles that reference information related to our work and mission.
Links outside of the CAL website are provided for informational purposes only, and the opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of the Center for Applied Linguistics.
A New York school district is encouraging refugee and immigrant students who are new arrivals in the US to speak their first language.
This article highlights linguists' research and efforts to document whistled languages, which scientists say expand knowledge of how the human brain processes information.
The pattern of color naming generally develops according to a consistent pattern across languages, according to a recent study.
The economic downturn in the US has prompted some families from Mexico to return to the country, bringing with them nearly 500,000 children.
Students in two Tucson elementary schools are learning Mandarin in Chinese language immersion programs that are becoming popular in the area.
California voters on Tuesday cast ballots in favor of Proposition 58, reversing an 18-year-old law banning bilingual education in the state.
An elementary school on the Crow Reservation in Montana has launched a Crow language immersion program starting in this year's kindergarten.
This article addresses raising multilingual children, including benefits and challenges.
Seventh- and eighth-graders in Indiana are teaching German to peers at an elementary school.
Dual immersion programs have helped boost bilingual education in California.
A Georgia high school recently hosted a meeting for 200-plus parents and students to share information in the Korean language about courses, tests, financial aid and scholarships.
An Illinois district is preparing to hold a dual language academy for parents of students in preschool through seventh grade.
Second- and third-graders at a California elementary school are learning Spanish this fall as part of the world languages and cultures program.
Lipscomb University in Tennessee has launched an undergraduate teacher education program focused on preparing Hispanic and immigrant students for careers in education.
Elmira College in New York has received a federal grant which aims to boost Native American student engagement with the help of shared cultural identity with the teacher.
School districts nationwide are taking steps to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of refugees who are age 17 and younger.
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.