Immigrants in the USA: L1 Language Maintance of Heritage Languages


What will the future hold for L1 in families?  Read Study Finds Spanish Fading in Hispanic Homes at

Downloadable: EJS Report on Implicit Bias, Mind Science, Anti-Immigrant Racism and Xenophobia


Download it at


The report covers the following topics: current and historical anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States; psychological biases, specifically implicit bias, stereotyping and racial anxiety, that influence anti-immigrant sentiment and xenophobia; psychological research connecting biases to anti-immigrant sentiment; examples of specific incidents and policies that could be influenced by these biases; and suggested messaging for advocates.

USA: Student denied access to Prom for wearing African dress, principal says it was inappropriate


Read a disturbing story of discrimination in the USA at

How a new Spanish-language podcast is helping Minnesota’s Latino community connect to political news



Maybe an idea for your school community?  Excerpt:

“A podcast of millennials speaking completely in Spanish is very much needed in Minnesota,” Jiménez said. “Mitch and Antonio are familiar with current events in Minnesota and in Mexico. And they’re presenting it in a way that everybody would relate to.”

A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science




Immigrants in general, he found, were markedly more likely to choose jobs that require physical strength. This may reflect barriers to accessing higher education. However, they were also relatively more likely to choose jobs that require math and logic or social and emotional skills rather than relying on communication skills. And among the subset of immigrants who attended college, the ones who arrived later and from more linguistically distinct places — think the Vietnamese teen, not the German toddler — were many times more likely to major in a STEM field.

Interesting reading, especially since my own child is in a highly gifted science/math/technology program along with many other immigrant children like ours

The world’s most popular social networks, mapped




Interesting to know when working with internationals!  In my home country, WhatsApp is the most favorite one…

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What a Great Idea! Students ‘Study abroad’ With Immigrant Families in Their Own Communities


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