This article highlights five tongues that are endangered of being silenced.
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US colleges and universities should provide more opportunities for foreign language learning to help American students compete in a global economy, according to a new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Researchers from three countries highlight the benefits of bilingual education.
A New York school district is encouraging refugee and immigrant students who are new arrivals in the US to speak their first language.
This article highlights linguists' research and efforts to document whistled languages, which scientists say expand knowledge of how the human brain processes information.
Today's world language programs must set measurable goals to ensure students achieve literacy and proficiency in the languages studied.
The pattern of color naming generally develops according to a consistent pattern across languages, according to a recent study.
The economic downturn in the US has prompted some families from Mexico to return to the country, bringing with them nearly 500,000 children.
Students in two Tucson elementary schools are learning Mandarin in Chinese language immersion programs that are becoming popular in the area.
California voters on Tuesday cast ballots in favor of Proposition 58, reversing an 18-year-old law banning bilingual education in the state.