Features

The Importance of Feedback

Without question, this year has presented numerous challenges and changes in education. This is especially true for English learner (EL) educators and students alike. Cues...

Crafting Motivational Narratives

Language teachers have an attitude problem, but not in the usual sense. If anything, we may care about our work too much. We love...

Black History in the Community

There is no doubt that K–12 English learners (ELs) who are being educated in the U.S. should receive instruction about Black American history related...

Youth Poetry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx8cSGW4k8&feature=youtu.be Click here for more. Get LitOn Saturday mornings, Get Lit Players aren’t drooling on their pillows or watching TV. They come from all over the...

Literacy

Black History in the Community

There is no doubt that K–12 English learners (ELs) who are being educated in the U.S. should receive instruction about Black American history related...

Improving Accountability for English Learners in California

Californians Together, a statewide education advocacy coalition, has introduced a new framework for accountability focused on the needs of English learner (EL) students in...

Where Do Students Store New Vocabulary?

A study on word learning recently published in Neuropsychologia is shedding light on the age-old question of how language learners’ minds store the target...

Six Myths about Emergent Bilinguals

There are enough myths about emergent bilinguals to drive English learner (EL) educators crazy trying to correct them all. We’ve gathered six of the...

World Language News

Arguing for Good Reason

The outrageous attack on the U.S. Capitol shocked the world, but the environment in which such violent sentiment was allowed to brew has been...
Highway shield of the Trans-Canada highway/Transcanadienne in Quebec.

Move to Egalité for French in Canada

Since its adoption of the Official Languages Act in 1969, Canada has been an officially bilingual country—that is, the nation has recognized both English...

Improving Accountability for English Learners in California

Californians Together, a statewide education advocacy coalition, has introduced a new framework for accountability focused on the needs of English learner (EL) students in...

Fostering Multilingualism for Inclusion

Sunday’s celebration of International Mother Language Day, the UN’s annual commemoration honoring linguistic diversity and multilingualism, focused on inclusion, both in the classroom and in...

Resources

Competition Launches Magical Stories and Virtual Reality Immersion

Last month, over 320 people (on Zoom and YouTube) took part in the 2021 LaunchPad, a Shark Tank-style language education technology competition sponsored by...

Languages

Highway shield of the Trans-Canada highway/Transcanadienne in Quebec.

Move to Egalité for French in Canada

Since its adoption of the Official Languages Act in 1969, Canada has been an officially bilingual country—that is, the nation has recognized both English...

Pakistan Set to Make Arabic Mandatory

After a near unanimous vote, the Senate of Pakistan has adopted a new education policy requiring students in the capital city of Islamabad to...

White House Relaunches Spanish Website

In his first day in office, President Biden’s administration relaunched online Spanish-language communications that had been previously discontinued under the Trump Administration. The Trump...
Beautiful orange sunset on Zhongxiao Road in Taipei

US Looks to Taiwan for Chinese

Through the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), the U.S. and Taiwan have launched the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative, which is aimed at “expanding...

Professional Development

Crafting Motivational Narratives

Language teachers have an attitude problem, but not in the usual sense. If anything, we may care about our work too much. We love...

Webinar: Distance Learning—English Language Development & Dual Language Instruction

Recorded webinar on Distance Learning: English Language Development and Dual Language Instruction from the California Department of Education on May 14, 2020. This video...

Transcending Monolingualism

Research shows that multilingual skills correlate with higher scores on assessments (Vogel and Garcia, 2017), and studies indicate that when those results are present,...

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Translation & Interpretation

COVID-19 has changed the world irrevocably, forcing the translation and interpretation industry to rapidly adopt digital technology and tools to reduce the disruption of...

Bill to Support Distance and Blended Learning for Children in Need

Act would include $2.25 billion for professional development U.S. Sens. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have announced their plan to introduce the...
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