| May 14, 2012
| 1:36 PM
The results of Baltimore County Superintendent Joe Hairston's poor decision to cut teachers from high schools are now clear: A sharp drop in the number of classes available to students (including Advanced Placement courses), increasing class sizes and...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:45 PM
The benefits and challenges of raising bilingual children
Growing up in Argentina, Monica Fetzer remembers times when she wanted to speak only Spanish.
But her parents, the children of German immigrants, spoke German in their home. They sent Monica...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 2:16 PM
You can hear their passion for teaching the language, a Viva Italia! enthusiasm they hope to make infectious to those who sign up for the courses.
For Italian language teachers Catherine D'Ascoli of Wilde Lake High School and Peter DiMarco of Hammond...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Read Across America Day is a tradition in Howard County — at least in the elementary schools.
But on March 1, the Dr. Seuss-themed festivities expanded to at least one secondary school — Dunloggin Middle School in Ellicott City, where for...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:13 AM
It was to be expected, on National Grammar Day, despite the cautions from Kory Stamper and others, that the peeververein would make their voices heard.
A reader signed on as "diteora" at the post "Good grammar doesn't entitle you to be smug" asks for...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 4:45 AM
How many of you studied a foreign language in high school? How well did you do?
Learning the intricacies of a foreign tongue is hard enough, but how about trying to write poetry in it?
And, on top of that, win a competition!
Well, these Reservoir...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Harry Dutton Grunwell, a retired Army warrant officer with a talent for linguistics and computers, died Dec. 5 at Howard County General Hospital from complications of multiple sclerosis. The Marriottsville resident was 66.
Mr. Grunwell was born in Ogden,...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Previously on "The Amazing Race," there were 11 teams. Some of them were really awesome, and some were not. Phil Keoghan eliminated a lot of them, and now the lucky remaining few are in Spain. It all ends tonight, you know, so I hope you have some comfort...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Much as I am in sympathy with Lucy Ferriss's latest post at Lingua Franca, I fear that something she says may be subject to a dangerous misinterpretation:
As I’ve said before, people want rules. Students, for instance, take notice when they...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:01 PM
When you enter Julie Chang's world languages class at Waverly Elementary School in Ellicott City, you leave English at the door. Then, if you know the answer to a question and are told to "qing ju shou," you raise your hand. If you're told, "bu shou hua,"...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Andree W. Williams, a former Roland Park Country School educator and a gardener, died Jan. 30 of heart failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 89.
Andree Louise Wood was born and raised in Fort Thomas, Ky., where she graduated...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Edward V.C. Nicol, a retired Social Security Administration public affairs representative who earned the name of "Mr. Meals on Wheels" for his more than three decades of volunteer work, died Jan. 13 of pneumonia at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in...