Language News

A new study from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) finds the United States trailing other developed nations throughout the world in the number of citizens with fluency in multiple languages. Of the 20% of American citizens who can speak at least two languages, only half can speak both at advanced levels, and.. read more →

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today announced a new grant competition to support districts and their communities in preparing to implement innovative, comprehensive, collaborative, and locally-driven strategies to increase diversity in schools. King also announced the 2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program competition, which will provide districts with funds to help create integrated.. read more →

Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad. Buon natale. There are a lot of ways to say “Merry Christmas,” something Utahns are surely aware of, since the state is known for having an expertise in foreign languages. In total, about 120 different languages are spoken in Utah, according to The Associated Press. Read more. read more →

International education tests offer one measure for how countries around the world compare academically. But test scores aside, how do academic approaches differ in America compared to the rest of the world? Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week speaks with foreign students now living in the U.S. about how they see the differences. See.. read more →

One year ago, Canada welcomed over 32,000 Syrian refugees escaping the war in their home country. Earlier this week, a months-long study from the Senate refugee resettlement committee found that most do not speak English or French, posing a “formidable” obstacle to their integration into their Canadian communities. COSTI Immigration Services, a Toronto-based settlement agency,.. read more →

With President-elect Donald Trump waiting in the wings, the Republican majority in Congress will have the opportunity to tackle a host of education issues when its next session begins in 2017, from funding for disadvantaged and special education students and college access and affordability issues, to student-data privacy and career and technical education. At the same.. read more →

After a protracted political debate, Congress passed a measure on Thursday that would offer sanctuary to a fraction of the Afghan interpreters and translators who have risked their lives to help the military. The measure, included in an annual military policy bill, renews the nearly nine-year-old visa program for Afghans facing serious threats because they.. read more →

The ability to speak more than one language can enhance brain function, academic performance and business acumen, linguistic experts said at a U.S. House of Representatives briefing Tuesday, making the case for a greater emphasis on multilingual education in American schools. Teaching children in multiple languages can even help them learn English quicker, said Anita Pandey,.. read more →

Thinking about an early warning system may call to mind radar images of severe storms or hurricanes as they encroach upon coasts. The main goals of these weather warning systems focus on providing potentially affected residents with enough time to adequately prepare and seek safety. See, by the time you see the waves coming over.. read more →