Research suggests bilingual speakers can switch between languages without a lag if they do so at the right time.
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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.
Study examines link between language and how music is heard.
With some schools at 80 percent English learners, a Colorado school district is trying to use innovation to work around limiting policies.
Recent census data reveals community of Pidgin speakers.
Speaking more than one language changes how your brain works, according to findings presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.
A Minnesota district is finding success with its dual language immersion program, which pairs elementary students who are native Spanish speakers with students who want to learn Spanish.
Study links bilingualism in children with aptitude in certain tasks.
Portland Public Schools in Oregon is set to start a language program to boost achievement among students from the Somali community.
Twenty multilingual students, including graduating seniors, from a Massachusetts high school will be able to register for a 60-hour certification program to become certified language interpreters.
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives more power to states and sets limits on federal involvement in education.
A Massachusetts elementary school is launching a Portuguese language immersion program next school year to promote bilingualism and biliteracy for students.
Utah has established a two-tier seal of biliteracy to honor high school students who show proficiency in English and one or more world languages or indigenous languages.
This article highlights how early learning centers across California are working to meet the needs of diverse ethnic communities.
Analysis finds similar conversation response times across cultures.