Kindergartners have started learning in two languages in an Iowa school's first French and English class.
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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.
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.
Sfyria, a rare whistled form of communication in the village of Antia on a Greek island, is among the world's endangered languages.
Educators recently attended a two-day program held by the nonprofit, Schools That Can Milwaukee, to train teachers on issues related to race and equity in schools.
In US schools, more students are learning world languages through immersion programs and traditional second language programs.
The report, The State of Language in the United States, provides results from a survey designed to collect and analyze K-12 foreign language enrollment data by state and the number of programs by state with information about the range of languages taught in schools.
The Internationals Network for Public Schools is working to improve graduation rates for English learners through the opening of targeted programs that place ELs on a level playing field with their peers.
In this blog post, the author shares her experiences on how bilingual programs provide safe spaces for English language learners and ultimately lead to improved achievement.
Some teachers in California recently took part in training to help boost their academic language skills in their second language.
Students from 22 states are wrapping up the STARTALK Immersion Summer Program that supports the learning of key world languages.
Where in the world is the highest density of languages? Geography professor and researcher, Benjamin Hennig, addresses this question.
According to a recent study, infants younger than 6 months who are exposed to their native language may be able to retain it years later, even if they don't hear it while growing up.
Cultural Immersion Trip to Mexico Opens Teachers’ Eyes. What Can They Do to Better Serve Their Latino Students?
Teachers in a North Carolina school district participated in a cultural immersion trip to Mexico that provided them with an experience where they do not know the language, similar to what is experienced by immigrant children in US schools.
An Ohio school district is holding a summer camp for English language learners to boost their language and literacy skills.
Students at a Washington elementary school recently made a video to highlight the experience of growing up bilingual.
A Georgia school district and the University of Georgia have partnered on a "grow your own initiative" -- cultivating some bilingual students as possible educators who may return and teach after earning their degrees.