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Do Heritage Triggers Impair Second-Language Skills?

Research on how cultural knowledge operates in the mind increasingly focuses on the dynamics through which our cultural frames are evoked by particular situations. One dynamic is “frame-switching” — the shifts in judgment that...

French Boost in Louisiana

After Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed $100,000 funding for the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) during last year’s budget vetoes, French-speaking state lawmakers sought new ways to promote Louisiana’s francophone...

ESEA Reauthorization Likely to Stall

The House of Representatives passed with a 221-207 vote the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly known as No Child Left Behind. No Democrats voted in favor of the Student Success...

Colorado Chooses Language Magazine

Starting with the August 2013 issue, all members of the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) will receive Language Magazine (LM) wrapped in CABE News, the association's new monthly newsletter. "The CABE Board wanted to...

Esperanto Day 2013

Say “Saluton” today because Friday, July 26 is Esperanto Day with events held all over the world. A major international conference in Rekjavik, Iceland, with over 1,000 participants is being held this week and the only...

Native American English Learners Request for Information (RFI)

The U.S. Department of Education has now re-opened its request for information (RFI) on Native American English learners. The purpose of the RFI is to gather information pertaining to the identification and placement of...

New Report on Urban ELLs

The English Language Learners (ELLs) attending schools in the member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools account for nearly one-quarter of all ELLs in the nation. Specifically, in 2007-08, Council-member districts enrolled...

Singing Tunes Linguist’s Ear

Singing in a foreign language can significantly improve learning how to speak it, according to a new study carried out at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Music in Human and Social Development in...

$5 Million Boost for Languages at UK Universities

Next month, British universities will start receiving an additional £3.1 million ($4.8 million) to support a new program designed to encourage more young people of all backgrounds to study languages at university. The program builds...

Will France Amend Constitution for Tahitian?

French Polynesia’s territorial assembly has passed a resolution, asking France to change its Constitution and recognize Mahoi or Tahitian as a language that can be used in Parliamentary debates. Despite a local assembly and...