The report, The State of Language in the United States, provides results from a survey designed to collect and analyze K-12 foreign language enrollment data by state and the number of programs by state with information about the range of languages taught in schools.
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The Internationals Network for Public Schools is working to improve graduation rates for English learners through the opening of targeted programs that place ELs on a level playing field with their peers.
In this blog post, the author shares her experiences on how bilingual programs provide safe spaces for English language learners and ultimately lead to improved achievement.
Some teachers in California recently took part in training to help boost their academic language skills in their second language.
Students from 22 states are wrapping up the STARTALK Immersion Summer Program that supports the learning of key world languages.
Where in the world is the highest density of languages? Geography professor and researcher, Benjamin Hennig, addresses this question.
According to a recent study, infants younger than 6 months who are exposed to their native language may be able to retain it years later, even if they don't hear it while growing up.
Cultural Immersion Trip to Mexico Opens Teachers’ Eyes. What Can They Do to Better Serve Their Latino Students?
Teachers in a North Carolina school district participated in a cultural immersion trip to Mexico that provided them with an experience where they do not know the language, similar to what is experienced by immigrant children in US schools.
An Ohio school district is holding a summer camp for English language learners to boost their language and literacy skills.
Students at a Washington elementary school recently made a video to highlight the experience of growing up bilingual.
A Georgia school district and the University of Georgia have partnered on a "grow your own initiative" -- cultivating some bilingual students as possible educators who may return and teach after earning their degrees.
World Refugee Day recognizes the strength, courage and perseverance of the millions of refugees around the world.
The way people draw shapes is influenced by their cultures and languages, according to data gathered from a Google game.
Researchers studying language recognition have concluded that bilingual students are better at recognizing speakers' voices than peers who speak only one language.
A dual language Mandarin-English school in London offers an immersion setting designed to help students become fluent in both languages.
High school graduates in more than two dozen states and the District of Columbia can earn a "seal of biliteracy" with their diplomas.
Two Massachusetts school districts are working to offer more world languages to prepare students for college and careers.
Some Minnesota schools offer heritage language classes to assist with meeting the needs of students whose first language is not English.
CAL self-paced courses are designed to enhance educator knowledge. Participants receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used for continuing education credit.
Chinese language courses are taught in all but one state, according to the National K-12 Foreign Language Enrollment Survey, which maps foreign language education trends.
The growth of language immersion programs has prompted the development of guidelines that help educators build effective programs.
Teaching Tolerance, an education project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, has published an online guide designed to help educators ensure that English language learners and their families have equitable experiences at school.
Eighth graders in a Utah school district are immersed in Mandarin Chinese, learning the language and Chinese culture.
Some Los Angeles-area elementary schools that teach preschoolers the basics in Spanish and English could result in more bilingual classes for transitional kindergartners in the district.
A public high school in Bowling Green, KY aims to help immigrant and refugee students succeed by providing them ways to develop their English language skills and deal with traumas they may have encountered in their home countries.