Features

The Other Spanish Golden Age

Students encounter excellent cultural references in today’s Spanish language textbooks. Striking photographs, stunning videos, and authentic materials bring the art, music, cuisine, and literature...

Connecting Reading with Writing

Every semester as I prepare my classes, I ponder the same questions: Why does our academic English as a second language (ESL) program require...

Elite Language Students Focus on Community Service

Even during these challenging times, language students contribute to the greater good. I recently attended (via Zoom, of course) the award ceremony of the...

Questions to Ask Ourselves

Educators, WE Can’t Wait for the U.S. to Change!The global coronavirus pandemic took education systems by surprise, exacerbating the educational and economic inequities that...

Literacy

Study Shows Brain’s Innate Capacity for Reading

The human brain is predisposed to visualizing words, even before individuals acquire literacy, according to a team of researchers at Ohio State University. Their paper,...

Five Million Assessments Reveal COVID Educational Slide

A new report based on 5.3 million assessments of student progress in grades 1-8 details the effects on learning associated with COVID-19 school disruptions....

Avant Integrates Test Data and Expands Proctoring

The State and Global Seals of Biliteracy have highlighted literacy as a critical skill for both heritage and second language (L2) learners. Language learners...

And Justice for ELs

And Justice for ELs is an essential resource for school leaders. Ayanna Cooper, editor of Language Magazine’s Pass the Mic series and a former...

World Language News

ASL Interpreter Signs at White House Briefing for First Time

Many deaf and hard of hearing Americans have noticed an absence of American Sign Language interpreters at the White House’s regular COVID-19 press briefings...

Study Shows Brain’s Innate Capacity for Reading

The human brain is predisposed to visualizing words, even before individuals acquire literacy, according to a team of researchers at Ohio State University. Their paper,...

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...
Man looking out the window during social isolation.

‘Quarantine’ is Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2020

Cambridge Dictionary has announced quarantine as Word of the Year 2020, after data shows it was one of the most highly searched words on...

Resources

Interactive virtual event for language learners Dec. 2-3

Language learners, educators, businesses, and language content and service providers are invited to attend Global C.R.E.D. (Credentialing and Recognizing Excellence and Determination) a free...

The Shoulders We Stand On

Languages

ASL Interpreter Signs at White House Briefing for First Time

Many deaf and hard of hearing Americans have noticed an absence of American Sign Language interpreters at the White House’s regular COVID-19 press briefings...

Elite Language Students Focus on Community Service

Even during these challenging times, language students contribute to the greater good. I recently attended (via Zoom, of course) the award ceremony of the...

Watch the Best Francophone Animated Movies for Free!

Until October 31st, a feature film and eleven animated shorts from francophone filmmakers are available to watch online free of charge and without registration by...

Spain’s ‘Wealth of Bilingualism’

The director of Spain’s Instituto Cervantes applauded the country’s linguistic diversity and said that people should “understand the enormous wealth of living in a...

Professional Development

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...

Benefits of Routine on Virtual Teaching

With only a month of virtual teaching under my belt, this year is already the wildest year I’ve ever taught. This isn’t the first...

AERA and OECD to Co-Host Webinar on Education Research Worldwide

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will co-host a webinar on “Education Research Worldwide in...

Collaborate and Focus

This year my school is beginning the year with 100% virtual learning. That’s a big leap! We’ve never before had a one-to-one supply of...
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