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Multilingual Children Excel

Research shows that speaking more than one language does not confuse a child. Rather, being multilingual is associated with higher academic achievement and enhanced mental health.

04/01/2014

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Delaware Man Accused Of Scam Targeting Immigrants

Forty-seven-year-old Jose Oyola, of Greenwood, is facing charges including Theft and Extortion following an investigation by State Police.

06/12/2013

Mango Passport App

Learning a new language doesn’t have to be a nightmare. The Mango Passport app uses interactive tools and imagery to make the learning process more fun.

02/14/2013

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Ultralingua Dictionary App

Translation dictionaries are pretty common in the app store, but you’ll be hard pressed to find one that’s more thorough than the Ultralingua Dictionary.

01/30/2013

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Vocre App

The Vocre translation app lets you have a conversation with someone who doesn’t speak your language.

05/01/2012

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Successful Newcomer Schools

Adolescent immigrants, or ‘newcomers’ face some of the toughest challenges in school. To help, The Center for Applied Linguistics researched 63 newcomer programs for promising practices, compiling them in a searchable database.

02/08/2012

(Joe Eastman, a volunteer at the Center for Literacy, gives Mayuko Tanaka some help with English comprehension.   Credit:  Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Helping People Learn To Read and Speak English

Joe Eastman is a retired military man and a volunteer tutor at the Center for Literacy in Philadelphia.

09/25/2011

Let’s Speak English

“Let’s Speak English,” a program now being offered at eleven branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia, offers conversation English classes to immigrants.

01/10/2011