Speaking in Tongues. At a time when 31 states have passed “English Only” laws, four pioneering families put their children in public schools where, from the first day of kindergarten, their teachers speak mostly in a foreign language. Speaking in Tongues follows four diverse kids on a journey to become bilingual. This charming story will challenge you to rethink the skills that Americans need to succeed in the 21st century.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a new bill into law that is designed to strengthen bilingual programs in the state of Illinois. This would give authorization to the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education to examine the current bilingual education program in the state and make recommendations.
English teenagers 'worst in Europe' at languages British teenagers are trapped in a "vicious circle of monolingualism", a report warned yesterday as figures showed English youngsters are among the worst in Europe at foreign languages.
Google today announced that its Google Translate app for iOS and Android will be able to give users immediate visual translations of text in 27 languages. Instant visual translation is now available for Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
The school where they speak 20 languages: a day at Gladstone Primary Not one pupil at the Peterborough school speaks English as a first language. But, despite the challenges, it has just received a glowing Ofsted report. The Guardian spent a day there