Today's world language programs must set measurable goals to ensure students achieve literacy and proficiency in the languages studied.
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Language programs are not just about learning to communicate, but they also help students understand the world.
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.
The author of this article suggests Japan consider introducing and promoting language immersion programs, following the success of similar programs in the United States.
This blog post builds on a recent presentation by Nancy Rhodes, Senior Consultant for World Language Education at CAL, where she shared lessons she learned through interviews with top immersion language specialists.
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.
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.