The best age to start learning a second language can vary significantly, depending on how the language is being learned.
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There are about 5 million English language learners in US schools - or about 1 of every 10 students - and educating them is one of the biggest challenges in US public education today.
Educators at a San Francisco school are teaching English language learners through an approach that involves having students work in groups with speakers of different first languages.
Center for Applied Linguistics Reaffirms its Mission of Promoting Access, Equity, and Mutual Understanding
CAL Board of Trustees issues statement reaffirming mission of promoting access, equity, and mutual understanding for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world.
On World Mother Language Day, this article addresses four key effects of language loss and the importance of preserving linguistic diversity.
Second-grade language immersion students at a Minnesota school are learning Spanish through a pen-pal exchange with university students in the state.
CAL is pleased to announce its partnership with Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt (HMH) to provide products and services designed to support English language learners.
The TIRF 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Grants Competition is now open and accepting applications from qualified doctoral candidates for proposals related to a range of topics in English language education.
Educators, parents and policymakers can help improve math achievement among Latino students who lag behind peers by about three months, according to a report from the Child Trends Hispanic Institute.
Educators in an Arkansas school district credit supplemental English language classes with helping English language learners acquire the language skills necessary for proficiency.