Category Archives: English in North America

California split over teaching: English classes for Hispanic students branded as ‘return to segregation’

This article looks at the return of the debate over whether to have bilingual or English-only teaching in California schools, 8 years after bilingual education was banned. The Guardian, August 11 2006. Read the whole article… Advertisements

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We all speak dialects, and Ebonics is one of them

This article that looks at some of the debates about Ebonics, also known as Black English or African American Vernacular English. Daily Yomiuri, 6 Feb, 1997. Read the whole article…

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Spanglish spawns in California schools

Controversy still rages in California over the pros and cons of bilingual education, after a law was passed requiring all students to be taught in English. Asahi Evening News, 21 February, 1999. Read the whole article…

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“Do you speak American?”

A website from the Public Broadcasting Service about developments and issues in contemporary United States English. Go to the website…

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English for the Children

The website of the campaign against bilingual education of children in the United States and calling for all children in American to be educated in English only. From English for the Children. Go to the website…

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A nation divided by one language

Politics still obscure the real debate about the United States’ language policy, says James Crawford. This article looks at the increasingly bilingual nature of society in the United States and the debate about whether the US should promote bilingual education … Continue reading

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