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Chicago Tribune

District 214 schools move to end Mandarin language program, bucking national trend
Chicago Tribune
At District 220's elementary schools, two popular language immersion programs — Spanish and Mandarin — begin with kindergartners, who spend half the day learning in the foreign language and the other half learning in English, Wiegel said. Both of ...


Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Institute breathes new life into Alaska Native languages
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
“We absolutely have to get the ball rolling. The hardest thing after you learn the language is to get started on something,” he said. “We're going to have to start small — small, but very enthusiastic in our efforts.” Young grew up learning small ...
Alaska natives working to restore diminishing languageswebcenter11

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University of Virginia

In Learning a Foreign Language, Being There Makes All the Difference
University of Virginia
“With as many students studying critical languages as we have, I think many more at the University of Virginia should pursue this fully funded opportunity to further their language learning. There are not many opportunities to develop such linguistic ...


Quartz

Why are so many people in Sweden studying Swedish?
Quartz
When people choose a new language to learn, they don't generally pick the one that everyone around them already speaks. Germans don't typically decide to double-down on their German. Danes don't usually need to study Danish. Or so you'd think.

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