Scots primary children will soon learn Mandarin

The Scotsman – LUCINDA CAMERON “The classrooms support Scotland’s 1+2 languages policy, which aims to allow every child the opportunity to learn two languages in addition to their mother tongue by 2020. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the...

Why schools are rushing to hire more bilingual teachers

Fusion – Casey Tolan “As more and more students who don’t speak English register for public school this summer, school districts across the country are racing to hire bilingual teachers, and sometimes looking abroad for candidates. Global events—such as a...

It’s never too late to learn a second language: Lloyd E. Sheaffer

Penn Live – Lloyd E. Sheaffer “Our preparations have always included learning a few courtesy phrases in the languages of the places we have visited as a sign of respect for our hosts–not to mention that at our advancing ages it is imperative to know...

Bipartisan Language Education Bill Introduced

Language Magazine – Jane Sevier “Reps. David Price (D-NC), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and Don Young (R-AK) have introduced the World Language Advancement Act (H.R. 3096), which would help state and local school districts implement innovative...

Learn language and empower yourself

The Albuquerque Journal – Howard Romanek “A phrase spoken by many educators is “empower students to take ownership of learning.” At the same time, complaints that many high school and college graduates are lacking in their ability to read, write and think...