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.
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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.
A North Carolina district next school year will launch bilingual programs for English language learners at two elementary schools.
Educators in Washington, DC, have developed an open-source curriculum for teaching world languages focusing on project-based learning and communicative proficiency rather than grammar.
For many years, Oakland International High in Oakland, CA, has provided a point of entry for immigrant students, and a model for educating newcomers.
Support for English learners in state preschool programs varies widely but tends to be lower than experts would recommend, new study says.
A lot of multilingual countries promote an official language, but the United States has never done so with English. In fact, the U.S. has no official language.
The recent article, Oral Language Development Among Mandarin Learners in Chinese Homestays (in Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition), focuses on a mixed-method study describing the oral Mandarin development of American students living in Chinese homestays.
The National Association for Bilingual Education announces its Fourth Annual Dual Language Symposium scheduled for June 27-29 in Washington, DC.
New York City schools will offer 32 additional dual language programs and 16 transitional bilingual programs, a move that could help better integrate schools and boost learning for students who are learning English as a new language.
According to a recent study, genes may influence how the brain processes language sounds and has played a role in how language has evolved with time.
A Colorado school district will re-evaluate its bilingual education program, citing a shortage of qualified teachers as one reason.
In the Los Angeles Unified School District—where roughly 1 in 5 students is an EL—20.7 percent of students who began the school year as ELs will end the year designated as English proficient.
Rhode Island legislators have proposed a bill that would create a position in the state's Department of Education to coordinate and promote the development of more bilingual programs in public schools.
Research shows that English language learners benefit from public prekindergarten programs, especially if given access to bilingual instruction.
Third-graders in a Spanish immersion program at a Montana elementary school recently performed bilingual plays based on legends and stories they created after studying Native American storytelling.
The DC Public Charter School Board released waitlist data for the 2018-19 academic year that shows that dual language are the schools with the longest wait lists.
CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Dr. Olga Kagan, one of the country's leading specialists on second language acquisition and heritage language teaching.
Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Stanford University, named this year's recipient of the Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship.