In this blog post, an administrator shares her district's approach to creating a PreK-12 world language continuum and what achieving language proficiency can look like with this model.
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Seattle School District officials are reviewing the future of its Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish language immersion programs.
The need for newcomer programs has increased and spread geographically throughout the United States as more immigrants and refugees are moving outside major metropolitan areas.
Students at a Virginia elementary school are learning math, science and other core subjects for a half day, five days a week, in their school's Japanese language immersion program.
Students who speak two dialects of the same language may share the same cognitive benefits as students who speak more than one language, research finds.
Students at an Iowa middle school are learning English through music in class.
High school teachers across the country are drawing inspiration from real estate and home design television shows to connect classroom lessons to the real world.
Researchers have found that word sounds can affect the perception of distance.
Teachers, parents learn to help boost English proficiency in California students.
Students from three Nevada high schools are learning Paiute, a Native American language, in an elective course that aims to preserve the language.