Seattle School District officials are reviewing the future of its Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish language immersion programs.
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The need for newcomer programs has increased and spread geographically throughout the United States as more immigrants and refugees are moving outside major metropolitan areas.
Students at a Virginia elementary school are learning math, science and other core subjects for a half day, five days a week, in their school's Japanese language immersion program.
Students who speak two dialects of the same language may share the same cognitive benefits as students who speak more than one language, research finds.
Students at an Iowa middle school are learning English through music in class.
High school teachers across the country are drawing inspiration from real estate and home design television shows to connect classroom lessons to the real world.
Researchers have found that word sounds can affect the perception of distance.
Teachers, parents learn to help boost English proficiency in California students.
Students from three Nevada high schools are learning Paiute, a Native American language, in an elective course that aims to preserve the language.
Research suggests bilingual speakers can switch between languages without a lag if they do so at the right time.
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.
Researchers from the University of Washington who are studying bilingualism and infants have found children as young as 11 months of age can learn two languages, according to a recent study.
This article compares the growth of dual language and foreign language programs in other states to the current status in Massachusetts.
Students in a school district in Canada are learning English and developing workplace skills through a co-op education program for English language learning students.
This new self-paced online course from CAL is designed to provide teachers and administrators with an overview of research-based approaches to literacy and biliteracy development for English learners in the mainstream classroom.
In this special speaker session, The Life and Legacy of Joshua Fishman: Seminal Contributions to Sociolinguistics and Human Development, CAL President, Dr. Terrence Wiley, joins a host of scholars to honor Joshua Fishman.
Creating TESOL: Five Fantastic Founders' Fifty Years of Forward Reflection will feature leaders from TESOL, CAL, NCA, NAFSA, and NCTE, including CAL President, Dr. Terrence G. Wiley.
The US Department of Education invests in Native American studies.
A predominately African-American elementary school in Washington, DC, will become a Spanish language immersion school next academic year to boost student achievement in reading, math and other areas.
This new symposium provides research-based strategies to develop the Spanish language skills of emergent bilinguals aligned with WIDA's Spanish Language Development Standards and CAL's proven Spanish instruction techniques.
Study examines link between language and how music is heard.
With some schools at 80 percent English learners, a Colorado school district is trying to use innovation to work around limiting policies.
Recent census data reveals community of Pidgin speakers.
Speaking more than one language changes how your brain works, according to findings presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.