Scientists studying babblers say the birds' ability to rearrange sounds during their calls to convey messages might lead to understanding how the phonemic system of human language formed.
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Elementary-school students at a dual-language school in California performed on par with Advanced Placement high-school students on Mandarin language assessments, according to a recent Stanford University study.
Teachers in a California school district say it has been difficult to find Spanish-language materials aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
With language skills becoming ever more important, the author looks at whether there is a genetic component to language learning ability.
Portland State University has been awarded a $1.25 million grant to prepare bilingual teachers to work with students with autism and other profound disabilities.
A Tennessee district is making changes to its foreign language program to boost proficiency among students.
Educators and teaching artists have come together in San Diego schools to demonstrate how theater games and creative movement activities in early grades can help children improve their English language fluency.
In New Jersey, the Seal of Biliteracy pilot program encourages students to become fluent in multiple languages and helps expand college, career options.
In a new paper, two linguists examine the workings of 'yes' and 'no' and show that understanding them leads to new insights concerning the understanding of questions and statements more generally.
Quebec and New York City form partnership to foster language learning.
A new law and funding in Connecticut could help recruit more bilingual teachers.
Implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been challenging for some educators who teach English language learners.
A nationwide team of pediatric researchers are putting together a library of brain scans to help researchers explore how children's brains develop over time.
In part two of this blog post Q&A, a panel of experts offer suggestions on ways to encourage teachers who face the challenge of providing support for English language learners.
The biggest changes in reading instruction in the coming year center on embedding literacy across all subjects a student studies during the school day.
In part one of this blog post Q&A, a panel of experts offer suggestions on ways to encourage teachers who face the challenge of providing support for English language learners.
This is the third story in a three-part series about what it will take for California to succeed with the nearly one-and-a-half million students in public schools who are learning English as a second language.
This is the second in a series about what it will take for California to succeed with the nearly one and a half million students in public schools who are learning English as a second language.
New York City aims to bridge gaps for English language learners.
This is the first in a three-part series about what it will take for California to succeed with the nearly 1.5 million students in public schools who are learning English as a second language.
Native Spanish-speaking students in the Houston school district have more success learning English when they're enrolled in two-way dual language programs that include native English speakers in the classroom, a joint study by the district and Rice University has found.
This blog post highlights three professional development models for developing teacher capacity to serve English learners.
Two new reports analyze English language learner's native languages.
A Connecticut school builds students' skills with a K-2 bilingual-literacy program.
This article explores the relationship between languages and the internet and how language shapes users' digital experiences.