Structural similarities among more than 100 written languages make them appear as though they are the same, according to a recent study.
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Students attending a Denver immersion charter school learn core subjects in Spanish or Mandarin from kindergarten to second grades before starting start formal English language instruction when they reach third grade.
Schools across Hong Kong are using varied approaches to bilingual education with the common goal of helping students become fluent in two languages.
The third edition of this widely used resource reflects new knowledge, practices, and policies in the arena of dual language education and is designed to serve as an effective tool for planning, self-reflection, and continual improvement.
Students in some Washington state school districts are earning world language credits based on their performance on competency tests in their first language.
Researchers studying the amount of effort bilingual speakers use when they switch languages have found differences in brain activity when bilinguals are forced to change languages versus when they do it on their own.
This informative brief addresses frequent questions from the field about dual language education and offers recommended reading for further knowledge building.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, some students and families in Puerto Rico may relocate to the US mainland.
A Texas school district offers several options in bilingual education that aim to support English-language-learning students, parents and educators.
A group of parents in Canada are urging the Toronto District School Board to consider expanding indigenous language instruction, so students can learn the language and culture of their heritage.