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Foreign Language Policies Around the World

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Language study policies around the globe call for change in changing times.

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Patricia Gándara: New Book Highlights Advantages of Bilingualism | UCLA GSE&IS Ampersand

Patricia Gándara: New Book Highlights Advantages of Bilingualism | UCLA GSE&IS Ampersand | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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Hidden Strengths of Emerging Bilingual Readers - Reading Today Online

Hidden Strengths of Emerging Bilingual Readers - Reading Today Online | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Hidden Strengths of Emerging Bilingual Readers Reading Today Online In recent years, a growing body of research has highlighted the significance of bilingualism and the long term affects being bilingual, or being multilingual, has not only on...
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North Carolina's Convincing Case for Dual-Language Learning

Three years of test data show that students in all demographic groups who were in two-way dual-language programs outscored their peers who were not in dual language on state reading and math exams.
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Portland Public Schools Vietnamese immersion program, the state's first ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Portland Public Schools Vietnamese immersion program, the state's first ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Many of the students in the class speak Vietnamese fluently, but have limited English skills. Others are English speakers who are learning Vietnamese in the class.
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School Successes Inspire NC Push for Dual Language - Education Week News

School Successes Inspire NC Push for Dual Language - Education Week News | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Collinswood Language Academy's experiences with two-way language learning illustrates why North Carolina state education officials are sold on the idea.
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Shanghai educators chat with Spanish immersion class at Rorimer Elementary - The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Shanghai educators chat with Spanish immersion class at Rorimer Elementary - The San Gabriel Valley Tribune | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Everyone may have been speaking in a different language, but the big smiles on the children’s faces communicated their greeting clearly.The Spanish immersion class at Rorimer Elementary School welcomed two educators from Shanghai on Mond...
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US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion

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GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — When Thuy Vo Dang came to the U.S. as a young girl, her English took off.
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Language Immersion at Avenues

The best way for a child to become proficient in a second language is in an immersive learning environment. At Avenues, students learn either Mandarin Chines...
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The Power of Dual-Language Programs

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You may remember taking a foreign language class in school, but in Texas, many students are learning two languages at the same time.
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Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School - Fort George - DNAinfo.com New York

Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School  - Fort George - DNAinfo.com New York | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The Dos Puentes school was recently accepted into the International Spanish Academies Program.
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World Language Academy immerses students in languages, culture - Gainesville Times

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World Language Academy immerses students in languages, culture
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Along with the dual immersion in English and Spanish, Marijane takes classes in Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese.
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Family literacy is enhanced by new Lehigh Valley program - Allentown Morning Call

Family literacy is enhanced by new Lehigh Valley program - Allentown Morning Call | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it

Our real goal," Przekurat said, "is to get the library to mirror what the community looks like. The language the community speaks is what the library should look like, so we're certainly hoping to grow the program and the number of books to thousands of dual language books.

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Why this bilingual education ban should have repealed long ago - CNN

Why this bilingual education ban should have repealed long ago - CNN | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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Why this bilingual education ban should have repealed long ago
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... multilingual population -- including millions of Spanish speakers -- was already in place.

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Why is bilingual education ‘good’ for rich kids but ‘bad’ for poor, immigrant students?

Why is bilingual education ‘good’ for rich kids but ‘bad’ for poor, immigrant students? | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Research shows it's good for everybody.
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Multicultural classroom: Educators encourage foreign language courses in ... - LubbockOnline.com

Lubbock ISD and Texas Education Agency require two years of foreign language in high school, but offer elective coursework starting much earlier
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New Minn. school preserving languages

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ST. PAUL, Minn – A first of its kind child care center will soon open on St. Paul's east side, as two early childhood Montessori schools team up with
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Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction? | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Studies show learning another language helps people develop cognitive advantages that improve attention.
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'Children should start learning languages at age three' - Telegraph

'Children should start learning languages at age three' - Telegraph | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Our European neighbours shame us by their ability to converse in English. The Government would like that to be a thing of the past. So would Catherine Ford
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San Francisco’s La Scuola: Bilingual Education With an Italian Accent

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Its innovative and creative approach to education is attracting many families with no ties to Italy.
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Putting Dual Language Learners First in Minnesota - EdCentral

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Putting Dual Language Learners First in Minnesota
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It's hard to see the past decade of education policymaking as anything but a protracted, slouching national shrug when it comes to dual language learners.
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Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids' Brains to Better Resist Distraction? - KQED (blog)

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Fort Worth-area arts groups to help Arlington school district plan academies - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Fort Worth-area arts groups to help Arlington school district plan academies Fort Worth Star Telegram The Arlington school district is collaborating with arts industry experts this fall to help develop programming and facilities for its two new...
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Immersion Conference 2014 - L2 TReC - The University of Utah

Immersion Conference 2014 - L2 TReC - The University of Utah | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The 2014 International Immersion Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2014.
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Joanna Ting | Go Public Project

Joanna Ting | Go Public Project | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Joanna Ting, a third grader at Field Elementary School, is enrolled in the Dual Language Mandarin Immersion Program. She can read and write in two languages, (Check out our dual language mandarin immersion program.
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Lycée Louis Pasteur: Providing a Truly Bilingual Education | Our Kids Blog

Lycée Louis Pasteur: Providing a Truly Bilingual Education | Our Kids Blog | Chispa! Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
How does Lycée Louis Pasteur encourage bilingual students who are active participants in the global community? Find out at their Open House on October 16th, 2014!
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