A California ballot measure to restore bilingual education is expected to contribute to an already present shortage of bilingual teachers in the state.
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Alaskan nonprofit Inuusiq is launching a "language nest" initiative to help revitalize the Inupiaq language and culture.
A proposal at Princeton University that would mandate the study of a language other than English has prompted debate about the need for world languages for all students.
A Minnesota district is planning events for spring to celebrate its Chinese- and Spanish-language immersion programs.
This article highlights five tongues that are endangered of being silenced.
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.
An elementary school on the Crow Reservation in Montana has launched a Crow language immersion program starting in this year's kindergarten.
This article addresses raising multilingual children, including benefits and challenges.
Seventh- and eighth-graders in Indiana are teaching German to peers at an elementary school.
Dual immersion programs have helped boost bilingual education in California.
A Georgia high school recently hosted a meeting for 200-plus parents and students to share information in the Korean language about courses, tests, financial aid and scholarships.
An Illinois district is preparing to hold a dual language academy for parents of students in preschool through seventh grade.
Second- and third-graders at a California elementary school are learning Spanish this fall as part of the world languages and cultures program.
Lipscomb University in Tennessee has launched an undergraduate teacher education program focused on preparing Hispanic and immigrant students for careers in education.
Elmira College in New York has received a federal grant which aims to boost Native American student engagement with the help of shared cultural identity with the teacher.
The Board of Trustees for the Center for Applied Linguistics has established a Presidential Search Committee to conduct a comprehensive and inclusive search for CAL’s next leader.
ACTFL Arabic SIG Announces the 2016 Dora Johnson Awards, Sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International
The 2016 Dora Johnson Awards will provide funding up to $1,000 for 15 K-12 Arabic language educators to support attendance at the 2016 ACTFL Convention in San Diego, California.
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 14th, 2016.