USD 501 bilingual students head to middle school

The Topeka Capital-Journal – Celia Llopis-Jepsen “Whitson Elementary student Trip Carter already is thinking about the typical things that go along with finishing fifth grade and graduating to middle school. He is looking forward to having a locker, and...

Brain Remembers Language Better If You Sing It

VOA – Anna Matteo “Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied the relationship between music and remembering a foreign language. They found that remembering words in a song was the best way to remember even one of the most difficult...

The uncertain future of español in Miami-Dade classrooms

The Miami Herald – Christina Veiga “Aleida Martinez-Molina learned how to read and write Spanish in the Miami-Dade County public school system decades ago, eventually going on to land a top job with a Spanish airline. Today, the Coral Gables lawyer drives...

Language matters

Deccan Herald – Neha Harve “It is becoming more important to know a second (or even a third and fourth) language to strengthen the connect with people all over the world…Learning a particular language can help facilitate deeper interaction with that...

The Foreign-Language Crisis in Schools

Education Week – Walt Gardner “The U.S. is tongue tied at a time when the need for learning foreign languages has never been greater (“America’s Lacking Language Skills,” The Atlantic, May 10). Less than one percent of adults in the U.S....

St. Catherine’s students learn Mandarin Chinese

Wicked Local Norwood – Brad Cole “Thirteen students at St. Catherine of Sienna School are becoming global children. These students, from kindergarten to grade five, are participating in the school’s new Mandarin Chinese program, taught by native speaker...