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Bilingual Education

Let's Talk with One Another (Vamos Hablar el Uno al Otro)

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Steve Leveen

In my continuing quest to learn Spanish, I've developed a technique I use when we go out to eat. If I suspect that our server may speak Spanish, I'll ...

This Program Is Using Music And Dance To Help Kids Learn Foreign Languages

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.05.2016 | Good News

Bilingual Birdies is using music, dance and puppetry to help preschoolers appreciate cultures from across the globe. The foreign language and live mus...

Living A Marriage And Raising Kids In Two Languages

Janis Couvreux | Posted 03.05.2016 | Fifty
Janis Couvreux

I live in a schizophrenic household. Two languages, two cultures, two sets of swear words. In our marriage of 40 years, my French husband and I have lived daily between two worlds. We lived in his country, and in mine. We worked in his country, and in mine.

Bilingual Learning: Double the Vocabulary, Double the Time?

Kevin M. Wong | Posted 02.19.2016 | Education
Kevin M. Wong

With the United States becoming increasingly diverse, and school districts beginning to make accommodations that promote bilingualism, one of the most...

Speed Reading: A Proven System From The White House To The American School of Tegucigalpa (AST)

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 01.22.2016 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

SPEED READING: A Proven System From The White House To The American School Of Tegucigalpa (AST) Join us and make history on this Saturday, January 2...

The Bilingual Advantage

Delfín Carbonell | Posted 01.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Delfín Carbonell

In the early fifties, as a young boy, I crossed the Atlantic aboard a TWA Super Constellation propeller airplane, from Madrid. After many hours we landed at Idlewild Airport in New York. A tallish, thin, blond young boy reached America and immediately felt at home.

Five Fundamental Strategies for Bilingual Learners

Kevin M. Wong | Posted 12.23.2015 | Education
Kevin M. Wong

This article aims to provide educators with five fundamental strategies to promote linguistic cross-pollination among students in dual language classrooms. These recommendations are drawn largely from the Center for Applied Linguistics.

Schools Are Incredibly Segregated, But Teaching Kids In Two Languages Could Help

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

A walk through Heritage Elementary School in Woodburn, Oregon, can make you feel like you're touring Europe. In one classroom, a group of third-grader...

Bilingualism a Key to Addressing Changing Workforce

Douglas D. Baker | Posted 11.06.2015 | Education
Douglas D. Baker

Universities looking to ensure their students have the skills to succeed in a 21st century workforce should take a look at their foreign language departments as one means of accomplishing this objective.

Multilingualism Is a National Asset, Not a Personal Shame

Jack Jennings | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Jack Jennings

The ability to speak other languages is sorely needed for our national security and economic success. Yet, speaking another language is viewed unfavorably by many Americans who fear a weakening of our national character. Consequently, this unique strength is daily losing its vitality.

Why You Should Consider Bilingual Education

Metro | Posted 09.26.2015 | Education
Metro

This school year, New York City is expanding its own language-immersion programs to 40 additional schools, which means the Big Apple now has about 150 bilingual public schools.

7 Ways Media and Tech Can Help You Raise Bilingual Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

When learning a second language, it's important to hear, read, and speak it as often as possible. If you can, visit a Spanish-speaking country to immerse your whole family in the language and culture. Here are some tips to support you and your kids as you navigate the experience of living between two languages and cultures.

The Unknown Struggles Of A Bilingual Student

Patricia Sanchez | Posted 09.23.2015 | Latino Voices
Patricia Sanchez

I had two worlds growing up and they seemed never to cross. It was difficult to balance both worlds and at times it felt like it would consume me. It would have been easier for me to fall into the usual life of a dead end job and stay with only a high school education, but I wanted more than that.

Why I Encourage My Kids to Question Everything

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.

My 4-year-old bilingual feminist was ready to take on the 12,000-year-old "lengua española" in full force. Why should the presence of just one boy make her change the word she uses for friends?

Students Should Retain Their Bilingual Heritage for Its Economic Value

Rebecca Callahan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Education
Rebecca Callahan

The reality is that these parents who sign up their kids for dual-language kindergarten are onto something.

One Family, Two Dads, Three Languages

Jason Howe | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Jason Howe

"No quere ... dormir," mumbles Olivia as her breathing deepens and her eyes finally stay shut. She means "no quiero dormir," "I don't want to sleep" in Spanish, but her conjugations haven't quite come in yet. I don't care. It's been an hour and a half, she's finally asleep in any language, and I tiptoe out.

Preparing Students for College Begins Earlier Than Most Parents Expect

Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D. | Posted 02.22.2015 | Education
Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D.

Educators must recognize each step in a child's educational journey leads to college readiness - not just the final few. The graduating class of 2027 is preparing right now.

The Language of Community: Student-Centered Bilingual Education in Rural Mexico

Chi Anunwa | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Chi Anunwa

In addition to the scholastic benefits, bilingual education helps children to maintain pride in their cultural heritage and linguistic background.

Why Knowing Another Language Makes You More Creative

Psychology Today | Joseph Cardillo | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

Personally, I love the sounds and musicality of all languages. I was raised in a bi-lingual household. I spoke English outside the home when I was wit...

A Call for Greater Foreign Language Education in the U.S.

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Jennie Shulkin

I cannot help but wonder how so many people from around the world speak at least their native tongue, English, and maybe more, while most Americans only speak English.

The Fight For Bilingual Education Programs In The U.S.

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Anyone who felt the ice was thinning regarding the controversial nature of bilingualism education took it on the chin after the fallout from Coke’s ...

Can Learning a New Language Boost Your Creativity?

Zack Simon | Posted 05.20.2014 | Education
Zack Simon

Did Hemmingway's foreign language abilities help him write books like The Sun Also Rises and win a Nobel Prize in literature? Research suggests it certainly didn't hurt. Creativity, though, is ultimately what you make of it.

The Power of Global Learning: Making the Foreign Familiar

Angela Jackson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Angela Jackson

How can you hear about or even care about a global economy when your world exists in a five-block radius?

This State May Overturn Its Bilingual Education Ban

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

A law banning most bilingual education in California schools may be overturned by a new bill, restoring efforts to address language barriers in a stat...

In Defense of French

Zack Simon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Zack Simon

While political leaders in some U.S. states continue to bicker about whether creationism should be taught alongside evolution in science classes, 61 percent of children in Europe are currently learning two or more languages in school.