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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.

June 03, 2016

States Could Allow Students to Learn Coding Instead of Foreign Languages

Advocates for both computer science and foreign language education have raised red flags about conflating computer language and human language

December 30, 2015

The Most-Read Blog Posts of 2015 From Learning the Language

With the end of the year fast approaching, here's a roundup of the 10 most popular posts on the Learning the Language blog from 2015

August 12, 2015

American Academy to Launch National Study on Foreign Language Learning

The goal: start a nationwide conversation about the need for investment in foreign language and international education.

August 07, 2015

How Long Does It Take ELLs to Develop English Proficiency?

It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.

November 14, 2014

Academic Benefits of Mexican-American Studies Reaffirmed in New Analysis

An updated analysis on Tucson's controversial Mexican-American studies program shows that students who participated in the courses were more likely to graduate from high school and pass standardized exams they had previously failed.

November 12, 2014

Researchers Identify 'Goldilocks Effect' of Reclassification on High School ELLs

In an analysis of ELLs in Los Angeles Unified, researchers found that before California toughened scoring on its English-language proficiency test, some high school English-learners may have exited services before they had reached true proficiency in the language.

October 20, 2014

North Carolina's Convincing Case for Dual-Language Learning

Three years of test data show that students in all demographic groups who were in two-way dual-language programs outscored their peers who were not in dual language on state reading and math exams.

September 24, 2014

Education Outcomes on the Uptick for Latino Students, Report Says

A new analysis from Child Trends Hispanic Institute shows promising progress for Hispanic children in early-childhood participation, math proficiency rates, and high school graduation.

July 03, 2014

Education Department Building Partnerships to Explore ELL Supports

The U.S. Education Department has awarded several research partnerships money to improve ELL student achievement.

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