Schools across Hong Kong are using varied approaches to bilingual education with the common goal of helping students become fluent in two languages.
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The third edition of this widely used resource reflects new knowledge, practices, and policies in the arena of dual language education and is designed to serve as an effective tool for planning, self-reflection, and continual improvement.
Students in some Washington state school districts are earning world language credits based on their performance on competency tests in their first language.
Researchers studying the amount of effort bilingual speakers use when they switch languages have found differences in brain activity when bilinguals are forced to change languages versus when they do it on their own.
This informative brief addresses frequent questions from the field about dual language education and offers recommended reading for further knowledge building.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, some students and families in Puerto Rico may relocate to the US mainland.
A Texas school district offers several options in bilingual education that aim to support English-language-learning students, parents and educators.
A group of parents in Canada are urging the Toronto District School Board to consider expanding indigenous language instruction, so students can learn the language and culture of their heritage.
According to researchers, how languages categorize color varies widely, for example it is easier to communicate about warm colors than cool ones.
Students will be able to study Japanese and English when Georgia's first public dual language charter elementary school opens in August.
Education experts say learning a foreign language has many benefits for the youngest of students, including ease in language acquisition, opportunities to learn about other cultures and expanded career options.
Kindergartners have started learning in two languages in an Iowa school's first French and English class.
Music can encourage people to learn Gaelic, and perhaps other languages, according to a study recently published in the Modern Language Journal.
California's court system, considered the largest in the US, faces a shortage of trained courtroom interpreters to serve in a state where more than 200 languages are spoken.
In this student blog post, the author shares how her command of Mandarin Chinese improved during a summer immersion experience and offers tips on how to use immersion practices.
The 2017 Dora Johnson Awards, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International, will provide funding up to $1,000 for 15 K-12 Arabic language educators to support attendance at the 2017 ACTFL Convention.
Deadline to apply is September 15, 2017.
Spanish-Speaking Teachers Getting Special Training to Meet California's Demand for More Bilingual Teachers
Officials in some California school districts are recruiting teachers who know Spanish for training as bilingual teachers.
Immigrants in a culturally diverse Minnesota school district are seeking the creation of more dual language immersion programs in Hmong, Somali and Vietnamese.
Northern State University in South Dakota is offering a two-year Chinese language certification program to students interested in learning the language and using the certification to boost their career opportunities.
A California district will open its first dual immersion middle school to offer Spanish language studies for incoming sixth graders.
Bilingual educators in California recently attended summer training to help them sharpen their skills in teaching academic language and learn strategies for immersion classrooms.
Students in a Kentucky elementary school spent two weeks learning Mandarin through the STARTALK program, a federal program that funds the teaching of languages considered important to US national security.
Census data in Canada shows that linguistic diversity is on the rise, with 7.6 million Canadians able to speak a language other than French or English.
The call for nominations is open for the 2018 TIRF Alatis Prize.
Sfyria, a rare whistled form of communication in the village of Antia on a Greek island, is among the world's endangered languages.