Interest in Bilingual Education Rises in US

VOA – Elizabeth Lee “Grand View Boulevard Elementary in Los Angeles is an unconventional school. Subjects are taught in both English and Spanish. That ultimately puts these students ahead of their peers in traditional English-only schools, said Principal...

Argentina experiments with Chinese-Spanish bilingual education

Want China Times – Han Mengtang “”In the past, one learnt French for literature and English for business. What is the language of the future? Maybe Chinese,” tweeted Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri, when the world’s first...

Why America Lags Behind the Rest of the World in Language Education

The Atlantic – Amelia Friedman “Educators from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., this past Thursday to lobby in the interest of world languages. It was Language Advocacy Day, an annual event on Capitol Hill that is aimed at garnering more...

Is fluency the goal of language learning?

The Hill – Gretchen Busl “The Modern Languages Association reported recently that foreign languages enrollments have decreased by 6.9 percent since 2009. Language departments are often the first cut in a budget crisis, and many universities have lowered or...