Foreign Languages

Curriculum Spanish Dominates Dual-Language Programs, But Schools Offer Diverse Options
Mandarin Chinese, French, German, and Vietnamese are also among five most-offered types of dual-language programs, a new federal report shows.
Corey Mitchell, January 14, 2020
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Curriculum Opinion Identity, Storytelling, and Culturally Responsive Teaching
Guest blogger Michelle Nicola shares how diverse stories can be powerful classroom tools that can awaken students' perceptions of themselves and the world.
Michelle Nicola, June 28, 2019
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English-Language Learners U.S. Economy Needs More Foreign Language Studies to Stay Competitive, Report Says
A new report from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages determines that U.S. employees are missing out on business opportunities because they struggle to find employees who can communicate in languages other than English.
Corey Mitchell, May 21, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Language Immersion Is for All Students
Guest blogger Camilla Modesitt explains why foreign-language-immersion programs should be available to all students.
Camilla Modesitt, May 10, 2019
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Classroom Technology Opinion How Tech Tools Can Engage Foreign Language Students
Use this model to integrate technology into your classroom for deep student engagement, says guest blogger Adam Ross.
Adam Ross, May 7, 2019
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Student Well-Being Opinion The Value of Middle School Travel Programs
How middle school travel can benefit all students, including those learning a second language.
Heather Singmaster, February 14, 2019
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International Opinion Valuing Our English Language Learners by Learning to Listen
The value that English Language Learners bring to the classroom and the country.
Wendi Pillars, August 29, 2018
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Social Studies Few Texas High Schools Fulfill Voter Registration Law
A majority of Texas high schools fail to obtain and distribute voter registration applications to eligible students, a new analysis concludes.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 8, 2018
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Curriculum California Aims to Make (Even) More Students Multilingual
The Golden State plans to triple the number of students who are proficient in a language other than English over the next 12 years.
Brenda Iasevoli, June 28, 2018
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Teaching Profession Opinion Teaching Controversial Topics in the Classroom
How to tackle controversial subjects in the classroom.
Kaitlin E. Thomas, May 31, 2018
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International Opinion Immersion is Critical in the Middle School Years
For students to keep their language skills and become fluent, they need to continue learning a language through middle school.
Camilla Modesitt, May 15, 2018
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Teaching Profession Opinion Seven Essential Components for Successful Dual Language Programs
A Fulbright Distinguished teacher shares her thoughts on the key factors of a successful dual language program.
May 1, 2018
7 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion K-12 Study Abroad Linked With Improved Learning Outcomes
New data shows the power of study abroad for DC Public School students.
Laura Engel, March 29, 2018
7 min read
School & District Management Video Schools Chief Builds Cultural Bridges Through Language Learning
Michelle Saylor, the superintendent in Pennsylvania's Bellefonte Area School District, has brought robust foreign language learning to her district of 2,700 students. Students from kindergarten on up get a dose of Mandarin or Spanish in a language program that Saylor sees as a powerful lever or getting students to understand what global citizenship really means. “From my perspective, language is that conduit into really understanding another culture," Saylor says. This video was produced as part of Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From project, recognizing outstanding school district leaders from around the country. Read more at Want more stories about schools across the nation, including the latest news and unique perspectives on education issues? Visit About Education Week: Education Week is America’s most trusted source of independent K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion. Our work serves to raise the level of understanding and discourse about education among school and district leaders, policymakers, researchers, teachers, and the public. Published by the nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week has been providing award-winning coverage of the field for over 35 years. Follow Education Week: - Subscribe to our Channel: - On Facebook at - On Twitter at - On LinkedIn at To license video footage from Editorial Projects in Education please contact the Education Week Library at
February 21, 2018