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.
A Texas school district wants to offer fewer services to elementary students who are learning English, because the community's refugee and immigrant population has decreased.
Students at a public-charter school in Georgia - the first Japanese-English dual-language immersion school in the state - are learning to be "global citizens."
Teachers and students at an Iowa high school recently participated in a professional-development session in which educators listened to students share feedback about various topics.
What people perceive about the world through the five senses may be affected by an individual's spoken language, according to a recent study.
Students in an ethnic studies class at a California high school have recorded video clips of themselves as they spoke words and phrases in their first languages.
Students from a Connecticut middle school recently spent the day engaged in a symposium about the role that identity, such as race, gender roles, ability and language, plays in the U.S.
A music teacher at a Maryland elementary school has designed lessons in which students learn about Ethiopia and its culture by singing songs in Amharic and other languages spoken in the country.
This article highlights some of the diverse languages spoken in New Jersey where nearly a third of residents speak a language that is not English.
This article compares the language the U.S. President uses when he gives a scripted speech versus when he is more candid and includes contributions from CAL President, Dr. Joel Gomez.
An Illinois elementary school recently welcomed teachers from Panama who will learn English and learn how to teach the language to students in their country.
New data shows number of college and university foreign language programs that closed between 2013 and 2016.
High-schoolers in Nashville could have the option of learning the Kurdish language under a proposal intended to help support the area's large Kurdish population.
Students whose families received text messages from school containing tips about vocabulary words being taught in class learned more words, according to an early examination of data from the Text to Talk program.
Students in Juneau, Alaska, soon will have the opportunity to learn the Tlingit language, Lingit, when a language immersion preschool opens its doors.
The University of Sudbury offers an introductory course in Nishnaabemowin, an indigenous Ojibwe language, to students who want to learn the language, connect with their heritage and culture, and converse with other Nishnaabemowin speakers.