The author of this article suggests Japan consider introducing and promoting language immersion programs, following the success of similar programs in the United States.
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A preschool will soon open in Greensburg, PA, in which students will learn in English and French. Anna Maria Skop says students in her school will be spoken to in French 75% of the time and switch to English for formal instruction.
In August, Indianapolis Public Schools will launch a pilot program to help some non-English-speaking students who are new to the US.
Scientists studying language acquisition have found that the brain can reuse characteristics from a person's first language as they learn additional, similar languages, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
This blog post builds on a recent presentation by Nancy Rhodes, Senior Consultant for World Language Education at CAL, where she shared lessons she learned through interviews with top immersion language specialists.
States and districts are working to develop implementation plans for next era of K-12 education.
Spanish language students at a Pittsburgh elementary school are learning about health and nutrition as part of a bilingual exchange with college students.
Officials in a Louisiana school system say it served about 250 new English language learning students six years ago, compared with 475 new enrollments last year.
Students at a California high school are helping revive the Wailaki language, a once-extinct tongue spoken by their ancestors from the Round Valley Indian Tribes.
The San Diego Unified School District is allowing high school English language learners to opt out of the two-year foreign language graduation requirement by taking a fluency exam in the language of their parents or native countries.
A Wyoming school district is expanding its dual language program into upper grades and adding more classes in kindergarten and first grade to keep up with demand.
The population of immigrant students has increased rapidly in a Maryland high school, which poses challenges and opportunities for all of the students.
Public language immersion schools in Hawai'i have kept the indigenous Hawaiian language alive for the past 30 years and they have been credited with increasing the population of speakers.
Students from various countries are learning English, plus the native languages of their classmates, at an ethnically diverse Texas high school.
Over the past decade, the Anchorage School District has become one of the most diverse in the country, serving students who speak nearly 100 different languages.
Fifth-graders who have been enrolled in an Iowa school's Spanish language immersion program since they were kindergartners are demonstrating fluency in Spanish as they prepare for sixth grade.
Registration is now open for this annual dual language education conference, hosted by Dual Language Education of New Mexico. CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this conference.
What if One Culture Shares Multiple Languages? That’s a Challenge Oregon is Taking Up With its Somali Students.
An elementary school in Portland, Oregon has launched a language program to help students from Somali families better learn their school subjects by maintaining or learning the languages of Somalia.
Researchers studying the human brain and language say they have developed a test that can assess how fast a person can learn a second language.
This article addresses issues of what works best for teaching English language learners.
Native Americans of the Connecticut Valley of central Massachusetts, who were initially believed to be monolingual, actually spoke five languages, researchers said.
Students - particularly immigrants and English language learners - place a lot of value in teachers pronouncing their names correctly. Now, a national campaign - "My Name, My Identity" - is advocating for the correct pronunciation of students' names.
An Illinois district is graduating its first class of high school seniors who started in its Spanish-English dual language program as first graders 12 years ago.
The deadline to submit proposals for the 2016 La Cosecha Dual Language Conference is Friday, May 13, 2016. CAL is proud to be a sponsor of this conference.
In this blog post, an administrator shares her district's approach to creating a PreK-12 world language continuum and what achieving language proficiency can look like with this model.