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Multilingual students at a Georgia high school recently taught dual language immersion students at an elementary school.
A Virginia high school has created a weekly class to help develop language skills for students learning Spanish or English as a second language.
A Kansas elementary school with a student body that speaks more than 50 languages is helping refugee and immigrant students learn English and adjust to going to school in the U.S.
An Alabama school district is adding to its world languages program to build global competency and language skills in students.
An Iowa school district has expanded its newcomers program to middle school to help incoming English language learners.
California has awarded grants to some districts and county education offices to hire more bilingual teachers to meet demand in growing language programs.
The International Baccalaureate program has grown during the past 50 years - starting as a program for students in elite international schools to a growing list of more than 1,800 public and private schools worldwide.
Three schools in a Texas district are piloting a program that uses a one-way dual language approach to bilingual education.
The brains of bilingual people turn off one language system before turning on the second one when they change languages, according to a recently published study.
More than half of K-12 students in New Jersey are learning a world language, ranking it highest among US states, according to a recent report.
Educators who teach in the dual immersion programs in California say learning two languages is helping students improve their proficiency in both tongues and promotes cultural learning.
Eleven high school students in Oregon recently were trained how to lead science lessons for bilingual English- and Spanish-immersion third-graders.
A Colorado school district is working to improve language services to communicate with parents whose first language is not English.
US primary and secondary students are less likely to study a foreign language in school as compared to peers in Europe, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.
A five-week immersion program is connecting families that have recently come to the U.S. from countries such as Syria with college students who have taken at least two years of college-level Arabic.
Rising fifth- and sixth-graders in a Virginia school district are learning Chinese and Russian during a free four-week program funded by a grant from the federal government.
A new law in NC will allow Cherokees without degrees or certification to teach the tribe's language and cultural history to tribal students.
The U.S. is facing a foreign-language gap, and it is growing, says Marty Abbott, executive director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Researchers at Northwestern University take a closer look at how language choice shapes the thinking, feelings and decision-making of people.
Some members of the Maya community in Oakland, California, are serving as interpreters for residents who speak Mam, a Mayan language indigenous to Guatemala.
Students from several Virginia high schools recently visited the Germanna Colony to learn about the site's 300-year-old colonial history while participating in a three-week German-language immersion program.
An initiative in California, Global California 2030, aims to leverage language skills to help students become multilingual.
According to a recent study, music education may help early language learners.
A stranger recently told Los Angeles Times reporter Esmeralda Bermudez to "speak English" to her 4-year-old daughter. Bermudez writes in this commentary about the choices her family has made to benefit her daughter.