Bilingual Babies Listen to Languages — and Don’t Get Confused

Are two languages at a time too much for the mind? Caregivers and teachers should know that infants growing up bilingual have the learning capacities to make sense of the complexities of two languages just by listening. In a new study, an international team of researchers, including those from Princeton University, report that bilingual infants… Continue reading Bilingual Babies Listen to Languages — and Don’t Get Confused

5 Reasons Bilingual Education Should Be Required

This generation of K-12 students is growing up in a society that is increasingly bilingual.  While foreign language requirements have long been a core requirement for high school graduation—second language classes at an earlier age would improve overall fluency for most students.  It’s time to introduce second-language concepts to the youngest of K-12 students, and… Continue reading 5 Reasons Bilingual Education Should Be Required

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

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I needed to buy a heating pad, but did not know where in the oversized pharmacy it would be sold. Despite not wanting to, I decided to ask the pharmacist. What came out of my mouth made very little sense, though. The only question I could think to ask was, “Where can I buy something… Continue reading A Call for Greater Foreign Language Education in the U.S.

Bilingual Education: 5 Reasons Why Starting Early is Important

This generation of K-12 students is growing up in a society that is increasingly bilingual. Foreign language requirements have long been a core requirement for high school graduation and are also part of most arts-based college degree programs. Along with Spanish, languages like French and German are common options for students. But is high school… Continue reading Bilingual Education: 5 Reasons Why Starting Early is Important

Bilingual Education: Reviving an American Tradition

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In the United States, bilingual education continues to provoke fierce debate. It seems that nearly everyone—from educators to policymakers to parents with school-age children to those without children—has a strong opinion on whether children with little fluency in English should be taught academic content in their home language as they learn English.  Many people, however,… Continue reading Bilingual Education: Reviving an American Tradition

5 Struggles for ELL Students, and How We Can Help

According to an NEA Policy Brief, by 2025 nearly 25 percent of students in public schools will be English Language Learners, the fastest-growing student population group. With such a dramatic increase, it is imperative that the educational community understands and adequately addresses the struggles of ELL students, and ensures that ELL teachers receive the best training possible.… Continue reading 5 Struggles for ELL Students, and How We Can Help

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