Language Policy Research Unit Website Update

Wayne Wright Wayne.Wright at asu.edu
Fri Jul 12 16:26:18 UTC 2002


The Language Policy Research Unit (LPRU), a division of the Education Policy
Studies Laboratory (EPSL) at Arizona State University, has recently updated
the News Archives section of their website. This section provides the
full-text of articles related to Language Policy and Planning from major
newspapers around the world.

Over 200 articles appearing in April and May 2002 have been added.
Articles are listed by date in reverse chronological order. Articles for
June 2002 will be uploaded shortly. The titles of the articles are
listed below.

We are interested in posting news articles related to langauge policy
and planning in languages other than English. If you come across any,
please forward it to me at wayne.wright at asu.edu.

Thank you again for your interest. Comments and suggestions are welcome!


Wayne E. Wright
Administrative Associate
Language Policy Research Unit
Education Policy Studies Laboratory


Language Policy Research Unit
Terrence G. Wiley, Director


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May 2002

State education board approves rules for English-only instruction
Associated Press, May 31, 2002

Paradise Valley district at risk of losing federal funds
Anne Ryman, Arizona Republic, May 31, 2002

New Rules OKd to Allow Bilingual Teaching
Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2002

Kids learn a trio of languages; Montessori method used in San Mateo
Cicero A. Estrella, The San Francisco Chronicle, May 31, 2002

Immersion students converse well in second language (Letter to Editor)
Joan Netten (National president Canadian Parents for French), Ottawa
Citizen, May 31, 2002

Cosgrove Speaks Up For Languages
Lucy Beaumont And Linda Doherty, Sydney Morning Herald, May 31, 2002

Word Of Mouth Keeps Language Classes Filled
Cynthia Cantrell, The Boston Globe, May 30, 2002

Principals Speak Poorly Of Foreign Language Courses
Matthew Fynes-Clinton, Courier Mail (Australia), May 30, 2002

Primary schools abandon languages
Nhada Goodfellow, The Advertiser (Australia), May 30, 2002

Mount Pleasant a Trove of Spanish Titles
Marcela Sanchez, The Washington Post, May 30, 2002

More firms pitch in for Speak Mandarin effort; Organisers want to see
government-initiated campaign evolve into something the private sector
and general public can own

The Straits Times (Singapore), May 30, 2002

Gapena: Malays must master other languages
New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 30, 2002

English language teachers urged to make efforts to improve student
proficiency
New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 30, 2002

Vietnamese Language Classes to Be Offered; Education: Parents asked
Garden Grove to consider the courses, saying their children are not
learning the tongue of their heritage.

Vivian Letran, Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2002 (Orange County Edition)
Schools' Bilingual Ed Failures Push States To Seek Reforms
Tom Gray, Investor's Business Daily, May 29, 2002

Proficiency in English gives job applicants competitive edge
New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 28, 2002

Mastering Arabic's Nuances No Easy Mission
Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post, May 28, 2002

Speaking English A State Issue New Immigrants Clamor For Classes
Cindy Rodriguez and Bill Dedman, The Boston Globe, May 27, 2002

PROPOSICION 227: Los hijos de otros
Francisco Ramos, La Opinion (Los Angeles), May 27, 2002

In Tokyo, 'free drinks' do not mean free drinks; This erroneous
translation from a Japanese phrase highlights the nation's appalling
standard of English

Kwan Weng Kin, The Straits Times (Singapore), May 27, 2002

Language lessons
Editorial, South China Morning Post, May 27, 2002

English benchmark test for students floated
Quinton Chan, South China Morning Post, May 27, 2002

British schools to downgrade foreign languages
Alfred Lee, The Straits Times (Singapore), May 27, 2002

Almost first in second languages Nebraska has seen a surge in students
studying Spanish, German and French. Foreign language enrollment in 2000


Judith Nygren, Omaha World-Herald, May 27, 2002

Without words;  For a 15-year-old Filipina, the School for the Deaf in
Fremont offered her best - and perhaps last - chance for language

Elizabeth Bell, The San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 2002

Research on the meaning of language; Berkeley author focuses on deaf
people who learn to use words late in life
Elizabeth Bell, The San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 2002

Gael Force Lifts Hopes Of Vanishing Native Speakers
Murdo Mcleod, Scotland on Sunday, May 26, 2002

Aldine 6th-grader is numero uno; 12-year-old takes home top prize in
bilingual spelling bee
Allan Turner, The Houston Chronicle, May 26, 2002 (4 STAR EDITION)

180K in Pima speak solely in Spanish at home
Larry Copenhaver, Tucson Citizen, May 25, 2002
*** Plus Letter to Editor regarding this article by James Crawford ***

Schools Ditch Language Teaching
Richard Garner, The Independent (London), May 25, 2002

Say pee-neuf: Take a lecon in Montrealeze
Janice Kennedy, Ottawa Citizen, May 25, 2002

Tongue-tied over Gaelic
The Herald (Glasgow), May 25, 2002

TOEFL loses favour as proficiency test
Gary Cheung and Linda Yeung, South China Morning Post, May 25, 2002

Indonesian MPs Benefit From Swift English Tuition
Newcastle Herald (Australia), May 25, 2002

Forget Reluctant Teenagers: Start Language Teaching Earlier
The Independent (London), May 25, 2002

A blow to English schools
Montreal Gazette, May 25, 2002

U.S.: 3 Fla. counties hurt non-English-speaking voters
The Associated Press
May 24, 2002

Officials 'blocking bid to save Gaelic'
David Ross, The Herald (Glasgow), May 24, 2002

Closing school door: French protection in Bill 104 not ideal: MNA
Kevin Dougherty, Montreal Gazette, May 24, 2002

Civil Servants Accused Of 'Anti-Gaelic Racism'
John Ross, The Scotsman, May 24, 2002

The revival of Gaelic; Education, not legislation, will prove most
effective
The Herald (Glasgow), May 23, 2002

The great English debate - to be or not to be?
Zainal Rampak, Business Times (Malaysia), May 23, 2002

Learning Greek at a most uncommon school; Legendary teacher at Church of
the Annunciation has inspired multiple generations

Robert L. Smith, The Plain Dealer, May 23, 2002

Parents Seek Principal's Ouster for 'English Only' Request. Education:
She is accused of racism at the Pacoima school, which is 98% Latino.

David Pierson, Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2002

Drastic Action Needed To Safeguard Future Of Gaelic, Report Warns
Paul Kelbie, The Independent (London), May 23, 2002

Aldine language program focuses on bilingual needs
Carol E. Vaughn, The Houston Chronicle, May 23, 2002

Language Is A Key To Understanding
K. C. Boey, The Age (Melbourne), May 22, 2002 Wednesday

Gaelic Is Being Neglected - Mp
Seonag Mackinnon, The Scotsman, May 22, 2002

State High Court To Reconsider Bilingual Ed Ballot Language
Holly Yettick, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), May 21, 2002

Minority students need help in Chinese
Ravina Shamdasani, South China Morning Post, May 21, 2002

Kerry linguist raps Irish teaching
The Irish Times, May 21, 2002

Gov's Global Warming: Targeting voters with bilingual ads
Joe Mahoney, Daily News (New York), May 21, 2002

Talking in tongues: When it comes to learning a foreign language, can
les rostbifs cut the mustard? asks Oliver Robinson

Oliver Robinson, The Guardian (London), May 20, 2002

New Grady clinic tries to put Spanish speakers at ease
Yolanda Rodriguez, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, May 20, 2002

Teikyo is tops for Japanese language learning
R.V. Veera, New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 19, 2002

Teen-agers master language, culture of their ancestors; Grads able to
speak Mandarin Chinese
Terry Rodgers, The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 19, 2002


Surfers favour English medium
Azmi M. Anshar, New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 19, 2002

Money talks - in putonghua: Mother-tongue policy taking a toll on
English, says East Asia correspondent CHING CHEONG
Ching Cheong, The Straits Times (Singapore), May 19, 2002

Champions of the overdog: PQ language changes target the poor and middle
class, not the rich
Don Macpherson, Montreal Gazette, May 18, 2002

'Street-Spanish' Bible seen as blessing
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
May 17, 2002

Talking change in E. Timor:  With independence comes Portuguese as the
official language. Many have trouble with that.
Chris Brummitt, Associated Press/Philadelphia Enquirer, May 17, 2002

No question of English-medium schools'
Joniston Bangkuai, New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 17, 2002

Boston Didn't Adhere To Bilingual Plan Judge Rules Ratios For Teachers
Are Off
Megan Tench, The Boston Globe, May 17, 2002

Bill 104 questioned: No threat to French language: Liberals
Kevin Dougherty, Montreal Gazette, May 17, 2002

Access denied: School rulings nullify English: Tyler
Hubert Bauch, Montreal Gazette, May 17, 2002

2 San Diego men accused in testing scam
Marisa Taylor, The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 16, 2002

Wisconsin-- Proposal for English as 'official' language gets hot
response
Star Tribune, May 16, 2002

Make pass in English compulsory
Chok Suat Ling, New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 16, 2002

Board OKs beefed up bilingual ed ballot title
Holly Yettick, Rocky Mountain News (Colorado), May 16, 2002

Networking with China - through Mandarin; Knowing the language is
crucial for Malaysia to tap into China's economy and interact with its
future power players

Karim Raslan, The Business Times Singapore, May 15, 2002

Our Opinions: Help immigrant children adapt
The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, May 15, 2002

Get retired English teachers
New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 15, 2002

English school boards denounce change in law
Karen Seidman, Montreal Gazette, May 15, 2002

Diverse DeKalb schools dial-up language help
Shelia M. Poole, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 15, 2002

More 'hablan español': Spanish as home language a growing trend, census
says
Associated Press, May 15, 2002

Spanish tailor-made for business; Teacher customizes instruction to
professions
Rick Badie, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, May 14, 2002

Make it compulsory to pass English
New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 14, 2002

Census: More Speak Spanish at Home
Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press. May 14, 2002

"Bilingual classes get vote of no confidence" Poll shows two-thirds of
residents still favor amendment to limit Hispanic instruction

Holly Yettick, Denver Rocky Mountain News, May 14, 2002

Maoist Rebels Set Fire to Sanskrit-Language University in Nepal
Martha Ann Overland, The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 14, 2002

Metro courts to employ new certified interpreters
Judith R. Tackett, The City Paper (Tennessee), May 13, 2002

Indian student gets an A in Beijing test; Secondary 3 schoolgirl is
among youngest here and only Indian to take proficiency test for Chinese
language, equivalent of Toefl

Leong Weng Kam, The Straits Times (Singapore), May 13, 2002

Court interpreters get guidelines
Lawrence Buser, The Commercial Appeal (Tennessee), May 13, 2002

Survey shows big Aye' for English medium
Azmi M. Anshar, New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 12, 2002

Master English to excel in studies, career
New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 12, 2002

English in schools stirs passionate debate
Balan Moses, New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 12, 2002

Umno says 'no' to schools in English; A shortage of teachers and the
radical nature of change are behind the decision, but Mahathir says
science and maths will be taught in English

Leslie Lau, The Straits Times (Singapore), May 11, 2002

'Other Spanish' led to census missteps
Knight Ridder Newspapers, May 11, 2002

Maths, Science to be in English (HL)
Ramlan Said and Ainon Mohd, New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 11, 2002

Left in the lurch by Bill 101 change
Allison Hanes, Montreal Gazette, May 11, 2002

In Quebec, even Anglos want to protect French.
Bill denying English education to many meets indifference
Martin Patriquin, Toronto Star, May 11, 2002

EDITORIAL: Root out fake test-takers
The Denver Post, May 11, 2002

DBP: Use English in certain subjects
New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 11, 2002

56 foreigners arrested in US for test fraud
The Straits Times (Singapore), May 10, 2002

'Zero tolerance' for visa fraud. 4 students charged with using impostors
to take English exams
Bobbi Nodell, The Seattle Times, May 10, 2002

World Briefing-Latvia: Language law dropped
New York Times, May 10, 2002

Tee Keat: Close-mindedness hampering English proficiency
New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 10, 2002

Mixed views on returning to English medium
Ramlan Said and Hayati Hayatudin, New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 10,
2002

Helping to bring English to the state's classrooms
Bringing English to state's schools (Opinion)
Mark Wyland and Ken Noonan, San Diego Union Tribune, May 9, 2002

Filipino schools to devote more time to English; Filipinos' fluency in
the language has fallen after it was scrapped as the medium of
instruction in 1989

Luz Baguioro, The Straits Times (Singapore), May 9, 2002

Bringing English to state's schools
Mark Wyland and Ken Noonan, The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 9, 2002

Ban on bilingual ed still facing challenge Court to revisit title of
ballot measure
Eric Hubler, The Denver Post, May 9, 2002

50 charged with taking English tests for others
Wayne Parry, Associated Press, May 8, 2002

5 local men held in exam scheme 56 foreign nationals arrested nationwide

Susan Greene, The Denver Post, May 8, 2002

School loophole closing: Tightening access to English is key aim of
amendment
Allison Hanes, Montreal Gazette, May 8, 2002

Quebec tightens language charter. More difficult for immigrants to
attend English schools
Alexander Panetta, Toronto Star, May 8, 2002

Cautious aye' to re-introducing English-medium school system
P. Sharmini, New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 8, 2002

Bring back English soon
New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 8, 2002

Spanish enters political arsenal
Jessica Lee, USA Today, May 7, 2002

Looking back to English (HL)
New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 7, 2002

Nelson flunks test on Asian languages
The Australian, May 6, 2002

For a Dying Literature, a Digital Savior
Eric Goldscheider, New York Times, May 6, 2002

Java Gets Translated; Flushing Starbucks goes trilingual
Bryan Virasami, Newsday (New York, NY), May 5, 2002

For a start, free English classes for kids; Puteri Umno's pilot project
to improve competency and make the language less intimidating will be
expanded nationwide

Brendan Pereira, The Straits Times (Singapore), May 5, 2002

Arresting the Chinese language slide
Sim Chi Yin, The Straits Times (Singapore), May 5, 2002

Many Aussie kids may never learn what this means; Their government has
opted out of teaching Asian languages
Jayandra Menon, The Straits Times (Singapore), May 4, 2002 Saturday

Harsh words over Asian language cut
Sophie Morris, The Weekend Australian, May 4, 2002, LOCAL; Pg. 3

Cash Cuts For Asian Classes
Linda Doherty, Sydney Morning Herald, May 4, 2002

Asian Studies 'vandalised'
Report Tony Walker, Australian Financial Review, May 4, 2002

Asian studies funds slashed
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), May 4, 2002

Asian language teaching axed
Matthew Fynes-Clinton and Rosemary Odgers, Courier Mail, May 4, 2002

Upbeat findings on Latinos in U.S.; Nation's largest minority overcomes
hardships, exceeds expectations in health, language, studies say

Tyche Hendricks, The San Francisco Chronicle, MAY 3, 2002

Spanish-language test-takers' scores climb once again
Carol Kreck, The Denver Post, May 3, 2002

Government drops $30m Asian language program
Louise Milligan, The Australian, May 3, 2002

Caucus targets English learners
Aurelio Rojas, Sacramento Bee, May 3, 2002

English a necessary tool
Koh Soo Ling, New Straits Times (Malaysia), May 2, 2002

Crestwood Elementary Students Study Foreign Language: English Children
Of Immigrants Get Special Help To Learn New Way To Speak, Read, Write,
Absorb New Culture As Well As Schoolwork

Theresa Tighe, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 2, 2002

Ballot Question On Bilingual Education Tweaked;
New Wording Ok'd For Initiative That Seeks To Dismantle State Program
Holly Yettick, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), May 2, 2002

Test shows English fluency in state a big problem
Jill Tucker and T.S. Mills-Faraudo, San Mateo County Times, May 01, 2002


24% of Schools' English-Learners Test Fluent
Education: Advocates credit immersion classes, but educators say exam's
first year means little.
Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2002

English-proficiency scores for state, county released
Chris Moran, The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 1, 2002

Problems identified with 75% of non-English-speaking pupils
Chris Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, May 1, 2002



April 2002

English Influence Is Irritating
Laurie Nesbitt, Het Financieele Dagblad (English), April 30, 2002

Education: Going native: If the government has its way, all primary
children will learn a foreign language from the age of seven. What will
this mean in practice? Stephen Cook finds out

Stephen Cook, The Guardian (London), April 30, 2002

Language Classes Are Talk Of School;
Upper Arlington courses emphasize conversation skills
Ruth E. Sternberg, Columbus Dispatch, April 29, 2002

English books, Malay lectures, ...and English tutorials soon;
Universities want to use more English but students say it's tough to
juggle between two languages
Leslie Lau, Straits Times (Singapore), April 29, 2002

Court offers Spanish aid Program includes volunteer interpreters for
civil-court litigants and translated materials
Matthew Kreamer, The Fresno Bee, April, 29, 2002

Gaelic Higher Faces Axe As Sqa Aims For Fewer Still
Karen Rice, Scotland on Sunday, April 28, 2002

Mayor Wants Better English-Language Instruction in Schools
Diane Cardwell, The New York Times, April 27, 2002

The Japanese and the English language; Tokyo Univ. adopts innovations in
English
Yoshiomi Morishita, The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo), April 26, 2002

The Japanese and the English language; English education system changing

The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo), April 26, 2002

The Japanese and the English language; English common language of intl
community
Hideyuki Aoki, The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo), April 26, 2002

Learning Hebrew can be fun; Learning Hebrew helps people become more
involved in everyday Israeli life
Francis Beeste, The Jerusalem Post, April 26, 2002

Claim for more Maori language resources
The Dominion (Wellington), April 26, 2002

Putting Government In Other Languages New Law Makes Md. More Accessible
Christian Davenport, Washington Post, April 25, 2002

Police class reaches out to Russian immigrants
Karen Rouse, The Denver Post, April 25, 2002

Schools curb Spanish program
Mary Macdonald, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, April 24, 2002

Multilingualism In Ireland
Ciar n Coigligh, The Irish Times, April 24, 2002

A Melting Pot Recipe for Immigrant Students
Richard Rothstein, New York Times, April 24, 2002

Probe into Welsh language exams
Jim Pickard, Financial Times (London), April 24, 2002

Wake Forest University Requires Spanish Classes For Would-
Be Doctors
Associated Press, April 24, 2002

The English divide
New Straits Times (Malaysia), April 23, 2002

Language centre spreading its wings; Regional Language Centre here will
be exporting a postgraduate diploma course to Manila and Hanoi next year


Jane Lee, The Straits Times (Singapore, April 23, 2002

Justin Webster on the struggle to retain the Catalan mother tongue
Justin Webster, The Times (London), April 23, 2002

Editorial; A bilingual squabble
The Boston Herald, April 23, 2002

OUR OPINIONS: Adapt testing formulas to immigrant enrollment
The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, April 22, 2002

Orange County; Mexico to Offer Adult Classes in Santa Ana;
Schools: Night courses would aid parents of day students, using
satellite feed. Approval is likely.
Jennifer Mena, Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2002 (Orange County Edition)


Low English use in rural schools
Rahman Daud, New Straits Times (Malaysia), April 22, 2002

English Specialty Training Required; Second-Language Teaching Upgraded
Jane Elizabeth, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 22, 2002

Conflict cited on bilingual panel
Anand Vaishnav, Boston Globe, April 22, 2002

Curtail access to English school, forum says
Karen Seidman, Montreal Gazette, April 21, 2002

Languages open doors
The Advertiser, April 20, 2002

Singapore's edge lies in English
The Straits Times (Singapore), April 19, 2002

English subtitles for TV shows 'would sharpen language skills'
Gary Cheung, South China Morning Post, April 19, 2002

Russia Resists Plans to Tweak the Mother Tongue
Michael Wines, New York Times, April 18, 2002

Quinn deplores lack of training in technology, foreign languages
Emmet Oliver, The Irish Times, April 18, 2002

Hard words: Quebec cancels free French courses for non-immigrants
Kristina Edson, Montreal Gazette, April 18, 2002

China's women-only language under threat
BBC News, April 18, 2002

Language Lessons
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, Education Week, April 17, 2002

French immersion students get together for tete-a-tete
Catherine Porter, Toronto Star April 17, 2002

Bilingual education ballot question opponents allege wrongdoing
Associated Press, April 16, 2002

In celebration of French
New Straits Times (Malaysia), April 15, 2002

Class aides challenged
Law requires college for low-paid teacher's helpers
Kristen Go, The Arizona Republic, April 15, 2002

Iowa-based SCOLA in increasing demand The foreign-language broadcasting
service says after Sept. 11 Americans are more aware of their lack of
understanding of other cultures.

Chris Clayton, Omaha World-Herald, April 14, 2002

Ideas & Trends: Written Notice; Another Language for the Deaf
Margalit Fox, The New York Times, April 14, 2002

English In New Demand; Language Programs For Immigrants Feeling Squeeze
The Boston Globe, April 14, 2002, Angelica Medaglia

Coach helps teachers aim for 1st class CSAP shadows educator prepping
Spanish speakers for English
Eric Hubler, The Denver Post, April 14, 2002

Chinese helping hand gave Malay boy a chance;
Chinese scholar and Muis official Jaffar Kassim is now returning the
favour by bridging the gap between the two races
Leong Weng Kam, The Straits Times (Singapore), April 14, 2002

Hispanics do value education (Letter to the Editor)
Tucson Citizen, April 13, 2002

Under the Dome: More action at the Legislature
English programs
Arizona Republic, April 12, 2002

Legislators warned on funding
Associated Press & Tucson Citizen, April 12, 2002

New And Confused; Immigrants struggle with health-care system
The Columbus Dispatch, April 11, 2002

Language makes knowledge
New Straits Times (Malaysia), April 11, 2002

Tarrytown Immerses Latinos and the Native-Born
Marek Fuchs, New York Times, April 10, 2002

Middle ground OK'd on bilingual ed Panel vote eyes ballot challenge
Anand Vaishnav, Boston Globe, April 10, 2002

Malaysia's new realism towards English
Abdullah Ahmad, Business Times (Malaysia), April 10, 2002

Bilingual Initiative Blocked; The Issue: State Supreme Court Said
Initiative's Title Was Misleading; Our View: No, Their Opinion Is
Misguided

EDITORIAL, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), April 10, 2002

State has to year's end to set English learners' cost
Hipolito R. Corella, Arizona Daily Star, April 9, 2002

Judge calls for review of English programs
Chip Scutari, The Arizona Republic, April 9, 2002

Dedicated trainees; Company helps Hmong workers overcome language,
educational barriers
Tannette Johnson-Elie, April 9, 2002, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bilingual Initiative 'Misleading'; Court Says Proponents Must Clarify
Wording About Waiver Before It Can Go Before Voters

Nancy Mitchel, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), April 9, 2002

Bilingual-ed amendment needs clear title, says court
Eric Hubler, The Denver Post, April 9, 2002

Bilingual Charter School Hopes to Be a Model, in Any Language Education:
The students are expected to speak Spanish and English fluently by the
fifth grade.

Andrea Perera, Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2002

Tongue-Tied: Linguists and Native Speakers Fight to Preserve Dying
Languages
Michael S. James, ABC News, April 8, 2002

Threatening Language
EDITORIAL, The Boston Globe, April 8, 2002

'This rubbish lorry is teaching you English'
John Gittings, The Guardian (London), April 8, 2002

State still failing court order on English learning programs
Associated Press, April 8, 2002

Spanish Will Add 10 Minutes To Ladue's School Day; School Board Adds
Classes To First Grade And Kindergarten, Will Phase In Other Grades

Arlene Franks, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 8, 2002

NUTP lauds move to introduce language classes in primary schools
New Straits Times (Malaysia), April 8, 2002

Judges' group says state 'woefully behind'
Standards urged for court translators
Joseph Barrios, Arizona Daily Star, April 8, 2002,

English the key to knowledge
New Straits Times (Malaysia), April 8, 2002

Court wants changes on bilingual education ballot question
Jon Sarche, Associated Press & Denver Post, April 8, 2002

Tongue-tied tots in Korea get snip
Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2002

Orange County Commentary; El Sol's First-Year Flair;
Education: Santa Ana's science and arts academy is producing bilingual
elementary school pupils.
Jenny Doh And Cynthia Criollos, Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2002

Language options in schools (HL)
Chok Suat Ling, New Straits Times (Malaysia), April 7, 2002

Hispanic demographics show shift toward English
Gregory Rodriguez, The New York Times, 7 April 2002

For Niños, Learning En Españ ol Is a Treat; FLES Wins Praise But Could
Face Cuts
Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post, April 07, 2002

Children Say Olé to Learning in Spanish; Though Winning Praise, Loudoun
Language Program Could Face Budget Cuts
The Washington Post, April 07, 2002

30,000 to be better trained to teach English
V. Anbalagan, New Straits Times (Malaysia), April 6, 2002

Commentary; Voices / A Forum For Community Issues; Ours Is a Land of
Many Languages
Domenico Maceri, Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2002

S. Bay charter school likely to close; Spanish-speaking students in area
won't lose out on education, says superintendent

Chris Moran, The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 4, 2002

Md. Says ESOL Students Should Take State Tests
Brigid Schulte, The Washington Post, April 04, 2002

English program aims for families; Language: A Howard Community College
program helps immigrant parents and their kids learn together and
prepare to start school.

Jason Song, The Baltimore Sun, April 4, 2002

Austria mulls language plan. Offers ultimatum: Learn German or face
expulsion
Associated Press, April 4, 2002

Test forums divided by ethnicity; An Elk Grove principal plans separate
meetings for parents from different backgrounds
Sandy Louey, Sacramento Bee, April 2, 2002

Switch Eyed On Latin School Plan
Megan Tench, The Boston Globe, April 3, 2002

More should learn Malay
OPINION, The Straits Times (Singapore), April 3, 2002

Latino Job Seekers Find 'Born in USA' Not Enough;
Employment: Despite better education and language skills, younger
workers fall behind older immigrants.
Marla Dickerson, Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2002

An education on a foreign land; China: Books related to American
schooling are popular among the Chinese, who find the subject
fascinating.

Frank Langfitt, Baltimore Sun, April 2, 2002

Firm's Malay-Muslim staff take Mandarin classes;
Aims is for employees of educational company to better serve Chinese
parents and students it wants to reach out to
Wong Sher Maine, The Straits Times (Singapore), April 1, 2002

Dearth of qualified interpreters raises the courtroom
language barrier
Kristina Horton-Flaherty, California Bar Journal, April 2002

OK Court Rules Petition To Make English State Language Is
Unconstitutional
Ron Jenkins, Associated Press, April ??, 2002



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