Based on a survey of 1,200 managers and human resources professionals with knowledge of their organization's foreign language needs, the report highlights the critical demand for employees who can communicate in multiple languages.
Over the years, many policy makers, educators, and parents have supported English-only preschool programs for English language learners (ELLs), based on the supposition that greater exposure to the English language would result in faster and more complete mastery (Genesee, 2008).
Fourth-graders marched single file into the gymnasium of Patrick Henry Elementary School on Friday to thunderously loud applause.
When graduates at the Margarita Muñiz Academy in Boston get their diplomas, they don’t turn their tassels to Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten” or Vitamin C’s “Graduation.”
For decades, two factors drove the demand for dual-language education: a desire to preserve native languages and recognition that dual-language learning can boost overall achievement for English-language learners.