Gaelic speakers need opportunities to use their language in a wide variety of social and everyday settings to avoid its presence being eroded.
The benefits of a bilingual education are huge.
Without the opportunity to learn in dual-language programs, children may lose out on growing up to be bilingual.
Whether kids are from French-language
communities outside Québec in Canada, or are learning French as a second language, ongoing exposure to French is key to maintaining it. Some resources to help.
Education in Gaelic is hugely valuable in keeping the language alive in Scotland.
Why the lives of bilingual dementia patients can be transformed by finding carers who speak their native language.
Research shows babies in bilingual environments can track the precursors to words, known as word forms, in two languages.
To read English-Canadian media, you would think that Québec’s anglophones are under greater threat than the rest of the country's minority language communities. Why the selective outrage?
Languages are said to be disappearing faster than endangered species with a different one dying every two weeks.
The international aid sector's use of languages needs to change if it is serious about dealing with the issues raised by recent scandals.
Despite reports that multilingual students' academic progress has 'stalled,' researchers find new reasons to be optimistic about how they are faring in US schools.
Early exposure to a second (foreign) language will not disturb the children's language development. Some myths have been explained.
Parents of autistic children are often encouraged to stick with one language at home - even if they speak several. But should they?
Being bilingual is not just about learning two languages, it's about absorbing meaning, negotiating and being flexible when it comes to language.
Ethical decisions deliver less emotional impact when presented in a second language, study finds.
Having English as a common language can and does lead to problems.
It would diminsh the value of Britain's multilingualism, promote a monolingual ideology and discriminate against speakers of other languages.
Perception of truth and lies changes between languages for bilingual speakers.
Whether it's due to native language loss or unsupported high school curricula, the lack of bilingualism in the US is notable. Why can't more Americans speak another language? How should that change?
As Canada's French language teachers flee the profession, online Professional Learning Communities promise to reverse this trend, stimulating creativity, camaraderie and leadership.