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Sofia Vergara And Jimmy Fallon's Lip Flip Had To Happen

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Comedy

"Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara liked Jimmy Fallon's "Lip Flip" with Billy Crystal so much that on Monday night she also swapped lips with the "...

The Bullying Epidemic and Ways to Counter It

Max Benavidez | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Max Benavidez

To stop and end bullying really means setting social norms and sticking to them and making sure there are real consequences for bad behavior. It requires focus and persistence, but change occurs one step at a time.

'Learn French in 10 Years!'

Steve Leveen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Education
Steve Leveen

Our expectations about learning languages are, quite frankly, odd, and ads like "Learn French (or Spanish, or Galician) in 10 Days" pander to them. While these ads might help sell language-learning programs, they reinforce false expectations.

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...

25 American Kids Weigh in on What Language the U.S. Speaks

Stephanie Meade | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Meade

Bilingualism is the proud voice of the U.S. with a growing percentage of children growing up bilingual and multilingual. For these kids, bilingualism is just as American as French fries, apple pies and pizza. And then add in some curry, tagine and tamales too.

Mother Tongue: Giving My Son the Gift of Language and Longing

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

Mama." (It is usually more of a statement than a question.) "Do you know that coffee shop in Budapest? It smelled just like this."

The Incredible Health Benefit Of Being Bilingual

Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty

Here's some good news for the bilingual folks. You may have a better chance of delaying the onset of several different dementias, just by speaking a s...

I Speak, Therefore I Am

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Arzu Kaya Uranli

When I had my children, I promised myself I would raise them to be bilingual so they would not feel like immigrants in the U.S,, while at the same time, not feel like tourists in Turkey.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits Of Bilingual Education

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 10.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Hispanic Heritage Month provides the perfect opportunity to explore how bilingual education positively or negatively affect our children. Despite s...

Do You Speak A Second Language? HuffPost Wants To Hear From You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.26.2013 | College

HuffPost readers: Do you speak a second language? If so, we'd love to hear from you. We're currently looking to hear from college students, graduat...

What Bilingualism Is Doing To Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Latino Voices

The evidence keeps pouring in that bilingualism is good for you. Bilinguals with the ability to switch languages seamlessly have likely developed ...

Why It Makes More Sense Than You Know to Learn a Second Language

Dan Roitman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Dan Roitman

As a language learner, you'll not only become a more conscious thinker and listener who can communicate clearly and think creatively, but you'll also gain the most significant benefit of multilingualism: a broader, more global perspective.

The Skill That Every Teen Should Have

Abi Hunter | Posted 07.23.2013 | Teen
Abi Hunter

I could not be patriotic in a country where people from varied backgrounds are expected to eschew their culture and language. That's not the country that I believe in.

How Bilingual Brains Think Outside the Boxe(s)

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

The more complex a task was, the more strongly the bilingual kids out-scored their monolingual counterparts.

The Future of American Academics and Leadership

Lili Gil | Posted 05.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Lili Gil

Could this be the next generation of leaders that will take America back to the constitutional spirit of 'one perfect union' that made it a world superpower?

"English Only" Laws Divide and Demean

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I argue that making English the official language in the United States or any state is about as necessary as establishing popcorn as the official snack at movie theaters. People will eat popcorn whether or not we codify it as "official,"

2 Great Online Tools For Registering Voters in Spanish

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 09.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Pablo Manriquez

More than 21 million Latinos will be eligible to vote this November. And the fate of Latino immigrants in America would surely improve quickly between now and Election Day if unregistered Latino voters visit one of the sites listed here.

Latin America And The English Language

Enrique Molina Mejía | Posted 07.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Enrique Molina Mejía

Latin Americans can learn English without losing their own culture; what is more, multiculturalism will enrich our lives at an individual level and at a collective level; our cultural identity will be represented throughout the world, and we will understand other cultures as well.

Conditions Are Perfect For Bilingual Education - So Why Is It In Decline?

Stephen Palacios | Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

The global economy benefits from a labor force that can transact business in more than one language, which would seem to reinforce the need for bilingual education. While English is the lingua franca of today's global economy, it is hard to argue that knowing another language is a disadvantage in today's (or tomorrow's) market.

Student Punished For Using Native Tongue, Receives Apology From School, Diocese

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.03.2012 | Education

The Sacred Heart Catholic School and the Diocese of Green Bay are issuing apologies to 12-year-old Miranda Washinawatok of Wisconsin. The teen was bar...

Why You've Learned More Languages Than You Think

Michael Erard | Posted 09.20.2012 | Books
Michael Erard

What am I, linguistically? I've taken to calling myself a "monolingual with benefits," but I might begin calling myself "postmonolingual." This provocative term ties together a bunch of language phenomena which don't, at first glance, seem connected.

Are Latinos Assimilating Or Is America Assimilating To Them?

Posted 12.02.2011 | Latino Voices

For many immigrants arriving in the U.S., maintaining ties with their countries and cultures is becoming easier. Their countries, it seems, are coming...

To Speak Or Not To Speak.. Spanish

Posted 12.26.2011 | Latino Voices

Does speaking English and Spanish fluently make you less American? Is bilingualism a hindrance to the American dream? As the nation’s Latino pop...

Confession of a Judgmental Latina

Voto Latino | Posted 12.25.2011 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

It was quite a shock to meet three Latinas who weren't fluent, and I let them know many times how weird it seemed to me. I'm embarrassed about it now, but I questioned their Latina identity. Like who made me the arbiter of who is and isn't Latino?

Bilingual Voting Ballots Ordered In 25 States

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the 2012 elections, the federal government is ordering that 248 counties and other political jurisdictions provide...