New York City's Queens borough is home to speakers of as many as 800 languages, making it Earth's most linguistically diverse community, a distinction that gives linguists the chance to document and preserve some at-risk languages.
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It turns out there are some linguistic reasons why English speakers struggle to learn another language.
A study that involved 6- and 7-year-old Los Angeles children shows that early exposure to music boosts their language and reading skills faster than children who are not taught music.
Some early child care centers are offering children an opportunity to learn languages.
A Nevada district is marking 10 years of offering Spanish language immersion in three elementary schools.
A group of K-12 educators are among the students sharpening their Lakota language skills in an intensive summer course in South Dakota.
Including a citizenship question in the 2020 U.S. Census could lead to an undercounting that would dramatically reduce education funding in some states and school districts, educators say.
A Montana elementary school is using bilingual books to help a group of students from Congo learn English and build skills in their native Swahili language.
For Chin Refugee Kids, Lewisville ISD's New Language Test is a Credit Toward Graduation -- and to Their Culture
Students whose families have settled in Texas from Myanmar's Chin state can take an exam to earn dual credit if they demonstrate proficiency in English and their native Hakha language.
U.S. employers are increasingly seeking employees who speak other languages in addition to English to remain competitive in the global economy, according to a survey commissioned by ACTFL.