To do it successfully, you need to think creatively and have lots of support.
On Election Day, Californians cast their votes for diversity and multiculturalism by passing Proposition 58 -- a victory
Children don’t magically become bilingual overnight.
When my son was born six years ago I had to make a decision what to do with his language development. Both his dad and I
Apparently, it is impossible to forget your native language completely, which is good news. Whatever your child learns during
It is a challenge in raising a bilingual child to provide an environment where he or she can be equally exposed to both languages
It's time to reconsider what it means to be bilingual.
I wonder why it is that his bilingualism is being celebrated while the bilingualism of the Latinx community continues to be policed and denigrated.
I've been living in Palo Alto this year, doing a stint as a Fellow at Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute and conducting
Now that I am a writer, I am awestruck by those who possess the facility to translate works of literature. How do they do it? Is the translation a new, separate work of art?
This school year, New York City is expanding its own language-immersion programs to 40 additional schools, which means the Big Apple now has about 150 bilingual public schools.
I know that being Asian is more than being able to speak a language and more than outward appearance. While I've never been proud of it, I know my loss of language is just another narrative in the Great Asian-American Story, and that it's not a narrative exclusive to just me.
So a woman approached the Vazquezes, and in the spirit of neighborliness, promptly snapped, "We speak English in America." She also offered the helpful suggestion that the mother and son should "go back to Spain," even though Ms. Vasquez is from El Salvador.
New technologies and resourceful school districts will only get us so far. We need policymakers to prioritize language education so that America's students -- and our entire economy -- can reach their full potential.
The reality is that these parents who sign up their kids for dual-language kindergarten are onto something.
Educators must recognize each step in a child's educational journey leads to college readiness - not just the final few. The graduating class of 2027 is preparing right now.
"If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world."
Just like exercise helps your body stay strong, exercising your mind also keeps your brain sharp. And what better way to
Personally, I love the sounds and musicality of all languages. I was raised in a bi-lingual household. I spoke English outside