How dual-language learning is taking hold in West Chicago

Tammara Mejia asks her first-grade students something in Spanish and they respond in English.
Down the hall, Jaime C. Torne teaches science in English and his fifth-grade students converse with each other in Spanish.Both classrooms in West Chicago Elementary District 33 feature a mix of native Spanish-speakers and native English-speakers."We're actually honoring and keeping both languages," Torne said. "We want them to be bilingual, we want them to be bicultural and we want them to be skilled in biliteracy, so they can read, write, speak and listen in both languages fluently."

Managing Student Participationin Noncredit Programs

The number of students participating in noncredit internships programs, including internships, service learning, and volunteering abroad, continues to rise. But with many students enrolling independently, without involvement from their home institution, how can participation be recorded, monitored, and assessed for any risk or safety issues?How can relevant stakeholders stay apprised of these activities? What best practices can institutions put in place to capitalize on student participation in noncredit programs?

Paying tribute to Spanish, the second most spoken language in the world

The Congress of Deputies is hosting the closing event of the First Tribute to the Spanish Language (Homenaje al Idioma Español) ever celebrated in the history of Spain. Representatives from the political, cultural, and business spheres have come together in the Ernest Lluch Hall of the Congress to celebrate this historic event and to explain, before the hundreds of attendees, the significance that Spanish language had, and has now, in society as a whole.