A dual language Mandarin-English school in London offers an immersion setting designed to help students become fluent in both languages.
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High school graduates in more than two dozen states and the District of Columbia can earn a "seal of biliteracy" with their diplomas.
Two Massachusetts school districts are working to offer more world languages to prepare students for college and careers.
Some Minnesota schools offer heritage language classes to assist with meeting the needs of students whose first language is not English.
CAL self-paced courses are designed to enhance educator knowledge. Participants receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used for continuing education credit.
Chinese language courses are taught in all but one state, according to the National K-12 Foreign Language Enrollment Survey, which maps foreign language education trends.
The growth of language immersion programs has prompted the development of guidelines that help educators build effective programs.
Teaching Tolerance, an education project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, has published an online guide designed to help educators ensure that English language learners and their families have equitable experiences at school.
Eighth graders in a Utah school district are immersed in Mandarin Chinese, learning the language and Chinese culture.
Some Los Angeles-area elementary schools that teach preschoolers the basics in Spanish and English could result in more bilingual classes for transitional kindergartners in the district.