Latest Language education News

More than 20 languages represented in W.Va. ESL program

Jan. 23, 2022 09:04 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — For some, “I’m fine” might be a simple two-word sentence, but for a student learning the English language, it can be a big milestone. That’s the reality Naomi Wilson, the lead ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in the Cabell County school...

New initiative aims to boost bilingual teachers in Santa Fe

Jan. 22, 2022 11:05 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of teachers at Santa Fe Public Schools are planning to take part in a new initiative aimed at boosting the number of educators trained to teach English as a second language or lead bilingual classrooms. The district allocated $90,000 in federal pandemic...

Alabama mulls literacy act change as reading scores improve

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More than half of Alabama elementary school teachers are now trained in the science of reading, and the state is seeing major increases in summer learning participation, according to a recent report by the Alabama Reading Initiative. “We have to raise our...

Minot adult learning center expands opportunities for GEDs

Jan. 01, 2022 01:20 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Minot Adult Learning Center is offering a great opportunity for people who want to earn their high school general equivalency diploma or learn English at the same time as they are studying to become certified as a certified nursing assistant. Jennifer Kraft,...

Pine Ridge teacher imparts Lakota language, music to classes

Dec. 20, 2021 01:09 AM EST

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — When Tristiana Brewer studies Lakota Language and Culture at Pine Ridge High School with her teacher, Will Peters, she scrutinizes the small details. Then, before long, larger worlds start to open up. “My favorite part is learning the language and then...

Immigrants use weekly English poetry class to learn language

Dec. 13, 2021 01:07 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A group of writers gathered in a room at the Great River Regional Library Thursday evening, sipping cups of Somali tea and enjoying slices of pie as they perused poetry displayed in little glass centerpieces at the front of the room. The event celebrated the...

Language barrier: Immigrant parents tell tales of exclusion

Nov. 23, 2021 15:23 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia parents who don’t speak English say they’ve long been excluded from parts of their children’s education because of language barriers, something exacerbated by the pandemic and the return to in-person learning. Parents told The...

Immigrant parents complain of language barriers in schools

Nov. 23, 2021 14:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia parents who don't speak English say they've long been excluded from parts of their children's education because of language barriers, an issue that's only been exacerbated by the pandemic and the return to in-person learning. Parents...

Adult English classes helping build school community

Nov. 13, 2021 09:10 AM EST

CARNEGIE, Pa. (AP) — David Temple goes around the second-floor classroom at Carnegie Elementary School bouncing from student to student as he examines their homework. The students, sitting at small desks, leaf through their workbooks and compare their answers to those...

Trials unlikely for ex-Omaha teacher after charge is dropped

Nov. 11, 2021 12:42 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Omaha-area high school English teacher is unlikely to be prosecuted further over allegations of sexually abusing five young women and a girl after a judge dismissed one of the criminal charges against him. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine...