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Language Summer Camps 2017

We compiled this list of language summer camps for your young linguists. If you find it helpful, please remember to support our work! If you have any to add, please add them in the comments to this page and we’ll get right to it. F is for French, M for Mandarin, S for Spanish, I for Italian, G for German, A is for Arabic and J is for Japanese. Camps listed feature a significant element of foreign language and/or culture, and are in the DC region. If you want more, closer, and more affordable language summer camps options, remember...

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America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century

Yesterday, the bi-partisan, national effort led by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Commission on Language Learning released its report “America’s Languages: Investing in Language Learning for the 21st Century”. It recommends a national strategy to “improve access to as many languages as possible for people of every region, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background—that is, to value language education as a persistent national need similar to education in math or English, and to ensure that a useful level of proficiency is within every student’s reach.” These recommendations are based on hard facts such as: The ability to understand, speak, read, and...

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Skylar wants to speak to her friends

DC Student’s Perspective Skylar, an English native speaker third grader in one of DC’s existing dual language immersion programs reminded us that students too must have a voice in this conversation. In an increasingly linguistically diverse city, children want to be able to speak with their friends. Grown-ups ought to listen. New Study finds bilinguals do better in school and life According to UCLA’s new set of peer reviewed studies, individuals with immigrant backgrounds who only speak English and don’t retain the language spoken at home lose between $2,000 and $5,000 annually. In contrast, those with immigrant backgrounds who know both English and the language...

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Debate over Bilingual Education