Tag: world languages

How My Midwestern Neighborhood Became ‘Mi Barrio’

When I found out that I was pregnant with my first child in the US and I realized that my baby would be born in this...

What We Say and How We Say It

Even behind masks or through a screen, the language that educators use is one of the most powerful tools available to build a relationship with students, support their identities, and scaffold their...

Inspiring Language Learners through Competition

For over 60 years, AATSP’s National Spanish Examinations (NSE) have offered students enrolled in Spanish an opportunity to participate in the U.S.’s largest academic contest. The NSE promotes language proficiency, assesses performance according to...
High school student asking doubt to professor while walking in hallway. Mature man professor answering to girl in university campus. High school lecturer talking to schoolgirl at the end of the lesson while walking in the corridor.

What Do Students Want Out of Today’s Language Class?

What motivates students to study languages? How do our students prefer to learn languages? Does school actually “get in the way” of language learning? To explore the learner’s perspec­tive on the current state of high...
A young woman sits alone on the steps.

College Language Enrollments Down Ten Percent

Total enrollments in languages other than English declined by 9.2% between fall 2013 and fall 2016, but there were enrollment gains on nearly half of all language programs (45.5%), indicating that the institutions with well-constructed programs were attracting...
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