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St. Joseph Parish in Yakima is one church, split by two cultures. As in many other facets of life in Yakima, the Catholic congregation is...

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Twitter Cantonese and/or Chinese? How Chinese students are choosing their native language options. #language #China #Chinese #Cantonese Facebook How are immigrant and second-generation Chinese students keeping their native language choices open?

A medical interpreter assists a patient in Tonga during an eye exam. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Valcarcel / U.S. Navy)

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Imagine walking into an emergency room or doctor’s office needing medical care, and every sign and piece of paper handed to you is in...

The author with his mother and two sisters in 2003. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Tran)

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Alex Tran feels guilty he never really learned to speak Vietnamese. But is it really his fault?

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A quick guide for immigrants in the U.S. working to perfect their American English. Last month I had a wonderful experience: someone asked me if...

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Foreign language conversation meetups are big in Seattle. But they might be as much about meeting new friends as learning a new language.   Did...

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Immigrant activists left as early as 4 am to travel to Olympia in support of education and policy reform. Our youth reporters got up...

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Study abroad is a defining experience for many high school and college students. But often the students who have access to those programs are...

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Once people discover that I speak some basic Chinese, the typical conversation I have here in Juijiang goes something like this: A few standard queries...

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When I moved to Seattle from the tribal areas of northwest Pakistan to study journalism through the State Department's Northwest Community College Initiative, the...