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In 2009, about one in four elementary schools reported teaching foreign languages.
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Strategies & Methodology

Click here for information on the latest in early language teaching methods.

Materials & Curricula

Discover a wealth of information on foreign language curricula and teaching materials.

Student Assessment

Find information on how to assess students' foreign language skills.

A Case for Early Language Learning

Since the 1950s, all students in Glastonbury, Connecticut, have studied at least one foreign language beginning in elementary school. To read more about their experience, visit the Glastonbury Foreign Language Web site.

Why, How, and When Should My Child Learn a Second Language?
This CAL brochure helps parents and schools become aware of the benefits of children learning a second language at an early age. It can be used with school boards, parents, and school and district staff to advocate for new or improved early foreign language programs.

The Benefits of Early Language Learning
CAL's Online Resource Guide covers a wide range of topics and sources in early language learning and includes mini bibliographies, Web sites, and CAL Digests.

What We Can Learn From Foreign Language Teaching In Other Countries
This report summarizes the findings of a CAL study of best practices in 19 countries.

Foreign Language Learning and Special Needs Children
Find resources on this timely topic.

Updated December 13, 2013