Educators who teach in the dual immersion programs in California say learning two languages is helping students improve their proficiency in both tongues and promotes cultural learning.
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CAL is saddened by the passing of María Torres-Guzmán, an advocate, researcher and leader for social justice and education for English learners.
Eleven high school students in Oregon recently were trained how to lead science lessons for bilingual English- and Spanish-immersion third-graders.
CAL Spotlight on the Chinese Education Center Elementary School: A Newcomer Program in San Francisco
This CAL spotlight article features excerpts from an interview with Victor Tam, principal of the Chinese Education Center (CEC) in San Francisco, and includes guiding questions for school leaders on serving newcomers.
The 2018 Dora Johnson Awards, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International, will provide funding up to $1,500 for 10 K-12 Arabic language educators to support their attendance at the 2018 ACTFL Convention.
A Colorado school district is working to improve language services to communicate with parents whose first language is not English.
US primary and secondary students are less likely to study a foreign language in school as compared to peers in Europe, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.
A five-week immersion program is connecting families that have recently come to the U.S. from countries such as Syria with college students who have taken at least two years of college-level Arabic.
Rising fifth- and sixth-graders in a Virginia school district are learning Chinese and Russian during a free four-week program funded by a grant from the federal government.
A new law in NC will allow Cherokees without degrees or certification to teach the tribe's language and cultural history to tribal students.
This short Q&A aims to provide insight into how test development and psychometric researchers at CAL identify biased items and prevent sensitive topics from appearing on CAL’s language proficiency assessments.
The U.S. is facing a foreign-language gap, and it is growing, says Marty Abbott, executive director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Researchers at Northwestern University take a closer look at how language choice shapes the thinking, feelings and decision-making of people.
Some members of the Maya community in Oakland, California, are serving as interpreters for residents who speak Mam, a Mayan language indigenous to Guatemala.
Students from several Virginia high schools recently visited the Germanna Colony to learn about the site's 300-year-old colonial history while participating in a three-week German-language immersion program.
An initiative in California, Global California 2030, aims to leverage language skills to help students become multilingual.
According to a recent study, music education may help early language learners.
A stranger recently told Los Angeles Times reporter Esmeralda Bermudez to "speak English" to her 4-year-old daughter. Bermudez writes in this commentary about the choices her family has made to benefit her daughter.
CAL Commentary: The March for our Lives: Bringing Power and Authenticity to the Language and Literacy Standards
This document highlights how student activities provide real-world examples of collaboration, argumentation and other skills that demonstrate that they are not only college and career ready, but community driven.
Some are asking if it's time to consider an official language for international space travel making it easier for various countries to collaborate on future space missions.
English language learners are improving their math and reading scores on the NAEP exam faster than their peers who speak only English, according to a recent study.
Language classes at a school in Chicago have transitioned from a traditional grade-level-based approach to a proficiency-based learning model that groups students according to their abilities.
The call for nominations is open for the 2019 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts.
Bilingual speakers can demonstrate greater emotional detachment in a second language.
Many states' plans for educating English language learners under ESSA fall short of equity and send clear signals on how they value the educational progress of the students, an analysis finds.