Some Latino parents say they think dual language programs negatively affect students' ability to learn English. Supporters say two way immersion programs help improve native Spanish speaking students' ability to learn English.
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Unaccompanied minors who immigrate to the US sometimes carry emotional, cultural and educational burdens that require a unique teaching and learning approach and additional resources.
Teachers in Massachusetts say that advancing foreign language skills will lead students to more job opportunities in the future.
Speakers of ancient languages must find new ways to create words for modern items and nonnative animals, with some cultures considering definition, grammar and word authenticity before finding the appropriate word.
CAL is saddened by the passing of Braj B. Kachru, a visionary and advocate of world Englishes, the field he pioneered and led. He was also an influential scholar on the languages of India and published extensive studies on Kashmiri.
Schools in Dodge City, Kansas serve about 7,000 students, 400 who are designated as migrant students.
A Tennessee school district, a charter school and the Nashville mayor's office are partnering on a program offering an intensive language program for English language learners.
States are shifting away from a one-size-fits-all accountability system mandated under the old education law to a new, build-it-yourself model.
Immigrants from French-speaking countries who have settled in Maine are helping some Mainers preserve their French heritage and language.
A group of immigrant middle- and high-school students are attending a free program in Florida to work on projects that helped them build their English language skills and connect with peers.