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Intercultura

With two unique locations — the vibrant university town of Heredia and beautiful, tranquil Sámara beach — Intercultura offers total immersion Spanish language and culture programs for students of all ages and nationalities. Students...
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Business Backs Bilingualism

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support Proposition 58, the California Education for a Global Economy Initiative, or LEARN (Language Education, Acquisition and Readiness Now) Initiative on the November...
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August 2011

Joining the Digital Dots Traditionally every August, we publish our annual focus on technology, hoping that many readers will have a little extra time over the summer to assess the latest developments and work out...
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Operation Accent

Justyna Kozyra-Bober asks if later learners are on an impossible mission to sound like natives After you get over the idea of sweet Felicity spying on the American government, the Cold War intrigues, complicated marriages,...

Global Leadership Adventures

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) offers unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for high school students to catapult their Spanish skills to the next level while participating in meaningful volunteer projects abroad. Students — from beginners to fluent...

Dual Language Could ‘Save’ LA Schools

According to speakers at last month’s meeting of Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD’s) Early Childhood Education and Parent Engagement Committee, early dual-language programs may prove to be the best way to ensure a...

A Statistically Significant Success Story

Kate Kinsella and Theresa Hancock offer a compelling story about a successful program that put hundreds of adolescent English learners on the pathway to success   According to an assessment by the Institute of Education Sciences,...

California League of Schools Summer Institute

Proven K-12 Practices for English Learners Featuring Dr. Kate Kinsella By Dr. Kate Kinsella This summer I have the pleasure of...

The Conduit Hypothesis

Stephen Krashen examines how reading leads to academic language...

Study Suggests Repetition Works and Works

According to a new study focusing on language acquisition in the brain, even short repetitive exposure to new words induces a rapid neural response increase that suggests memory building. The University of Helsinki's Lilli...