Articles: World Language

Global Learning Scales Up

Districts build on the success of private, internationally oriented schools and foreign language programs.

Mandarin Chinese Made Personal

At Socorro's Eastlake High School, ninth graders have begun learning Mandarin Chinese using an online tool.

Proposed Bill Would Create a Nation of Bilingual Students

Many language advocates are hoping to see the Elementary and Secondary Education Act promptly picked up by the 112th Congress in January—with the Excellence and Innovation in Language Learning Act included.

Connecting Curriculum with Community

Service learning projects apply academic skills and knowledge to address real-life issues.

FLAP Grant Provides Critical Language Support Programs

$12.4 million in grant money was given to public primary and secondary schools to support "critical foreign languages" such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian, to help students compete in a global marketplace.

Speaking Their Language

A variety of new technologies are available to teach language more effectively.

A Cure for Monolingualism

Elementary-level foreign language instruction helps create global citizens.

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