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November 22, 2017

Dual-Language Programs Boost Student Achievement in English, Study Finds

The dual-language classes paved the way to English-proficiency for non-native speakers. The findings are consistent with other research that touts the benefits of two-way language instruction.

July 25, 2017

Bilingual Children Can Distinguish Voices in Languages They Don't Know

A New York University study examined how children process information about who is talking, and adds to a growing body of research that demonstrates the benefits of bilingualism.

July 17, 2017

For English-Learners, Seeing Peers 'Struggle and Persist' Is Beneficial

New research finds that the grit of a student's peers was twice as influential as individual grit in predicting literacy growth for English-language learners.

June 01, 2017

How Much Foreign Language Is Being Taught in U.S. Schools?

A lack of comprehensive enrollment data on foreign language education in the United States "seriously complicates the analysis of local or national trends, particularly at a time of significant demographic shifts in the U.S. population," concludes a new report sponsored by an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense.

November 08, 2016

California Voters Repeal Ban on Bilingual Education

The ballot measure essentially repeals Proposition 227, the 1998 law that made it tougher for districts to offer bilingual education.

October 12, 2016

Bilingual vs. English-Only: Arguments For and Against California's Prop. 58

The upcoming vote has reignited a passionate debate over how to best educate California's 1.4 million English-learners.

September 28, 2016

Nearly Half of U.S. States Offer Special Recognition for Bilingual Graduates

Tens of thousands of students are earning the honors each year. More than 40,000 students in California, the birthplace of the biliteracy seal, earned the special recognition last school year.

August 18, 2016

Los Angeles Unified Expands Dual-Language, Bilingual Programs

The expansion is part of an effort to teach more children in the nation's second-largest school system to read and write, not just speak, in multiple languages.

August 12, 2016

ELL Parents Can Boost Their Children's English Skills By Doing These Two Things

Spanish-speaking children experience significant improvements in English-language acquisition during preschool when they have a good grasp of the letters and numbers in their home language.

August 02, 2016

U.S. Wants One Million Students Studying Mandarin by 2020

The effort recognizes the growing importance of U.S.-China relations and aims to prepare a new generation of U.S. citizens to engage with China through commerce and culture.

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