One California school district has hired many new noncredentialed bilingual instructional assistants to help with the influx of refugees coming into the area from places such as Syria and Afghanistan.
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Educators in some Illinois schools are encouraging students to make more practical use of the language they are learning to help them achieve proficiency.
Registration is now open for the 2017 CABE (California Association for Bilingual Education) Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.
CAL and the AELRC at Georgetown University are currently conducting a study that looks at the perceptions and needs of teachers who have taught heritage language learners.
Researchers have found that people who learn a second language later in life are more likely to engage in synesthesia - or sensory or cognitive experiences that are automatically triggered by another - than people who are natively bilingual.
Some rural North Dakota school districts struggle to provide services to their small, fluctuating populations of English language learners.
Registration is now open for the 2017 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Seattle, Washington.
Spanish II students at an Iowa high school have been creating medical guides to ease the language barrier between Spanish-speaking patients and English-speaking health care providers.
The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education approved BEST Plus 2.0 and BEST Literacy for use by federally funded programs that report data through the National Reporting System (NRS) through February 2019.
A California ballot measure to restore bilingual education is expected to contribute to an already present shortage of bilingual teachers in the state.