Hoy presentamos NYTimes.com/es para ofrecer lo mejor de nuestro periodismo a lectores en América Latina y el resto del mundo. Today we launch NYTimes.com/es, a website that offers the best of our journalism for a Spanish-speaking audience.
"Speech with a drawl, twang, clipped consonants, broad vowels, slurred words or extra diphthongs might give away that the speaker is from the American South, Boston, the Midwest or elsewhere. The spice that a certain region may lend to spoken language can even be strong enough to flavor non-audible language as well. Indeed, American Sign Language (ASL) has its own accents. And like its audible counterpart, one of the strongest regional accents in ASL is that of Philadelphia residents, reports Nina Porzucki for PRI."
Gustavo Perez Firmat is a Cuban-American who writes novels, memoirs, poetry, and academic works in both Spanish and English. "But I have the feeling that I'm not fluent in either one," he says. "Words fail me in both of them."
Fewer Wake County students are being bused to make schools more economically diverse, contributing to a doubling of the number of high-poverty and racially isolated schools, according to a review of county data.
Children who are bilingual or exposed regularly to a second language may be more capable of empathy, a new study found.
"Children in multilingual environments routinely have the opportunity to track who speaks which language, who understands which content and who can converse with whom," said Samantha Fan, leader of the research team and a University of Chicago psychology graduate student, according to the Pacific Standard....
Being raised in a multilingual world could mean that the skills used to better focus the brain on more than one task at a time could be how the skill to express empathy is developed, two skills tied into one: focusing effectively on more than one perspective.
WORCESTER – Local charter school students have launched an effort to change what they feel is a stigmatizing label given to students learning English as a second language.Students at Seven Hills Charter Public School filed a petition Thursday on the White House website seeking to retire the phrase “English language learner.” Instead, the petition wants to call those kids “multilingual students.”“The strengths-based label highlights the fact that being
Claudia M. Reder's insight:
Yes! Let's change ELL into a strengths based Multilingual Students.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, also known as STEM, will increase to 13 percent between 2012 and 2022. That viemeans approximately 1 million newly created jobs.
HAYS-LODGE POLE, Montana—When Aloha Shortman asked her sixth-graders to find Italy on a world map during a social studies lesson last August, they couldn’t do it. One student’s finger landed on Brazil.
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