Features

Translating to Work in the USA

Elizabeth Ricci and Michael Launer provide an update on U.S. Immigration Options for Translators and Interpreters under the Trump Administration Foreign language experts are a...

Making the Most of Europe

Students (and teachers) should take advantage of the many travel deals on offer to see as much as they can of this diverse continentPeople...

The Amazing Case of El Biblioburro

Lori Langer de Ramirez uses the world language classroom to broaden students’ knowledge of geography and introduce concepts like social justiceLanguage study can open...

When Literacy Gets Critical

Lina Sun provides a rationale for integrating peace education into the English curriculum through graphic novelsGraphic novels, which tell real and fictional stories using...

Literacy

The Role of Early Oral Language in Literacy Development

Timothy Shanahan and Christopher Lonigan explore the connection between early oral language development and later reading comprehension success  Supporting young children’s language and literacy development...

Survey Demands More PD for ELL Educators

According to the results of the 2017 EL Education Report, a new survey conducted by McGraw-Hill Education, 99% of respondents believe professional development for...

California Sued for Literacy Failure

 Yesterday, a group of students, parents, and the advocacy organizations CADRE and Fathers & Families of San Joaquin, represented by Public Counsel and Morrison...

Massachusetts Restores Bilingual Education

Massachusetts’ Republican Governor Charlie Baker has signed the LOOK Bill into law which will allow the state’s schools to offer bilingual and dual-language education....

World Language News

The Rise of Women through the Birth of Languages

Jenna Lau reveals the secrets of Nushu, a language  emblematic of Chinese female empowerment and sisterhood. History is rife with accounts of gender inequality and discrimination,...

Pope Calls for Lord’s Prayer Translation Change

Pope Francis has suggested that a key phrase in the English translation of the Lord's Prayer (Pater Noster) be changed to better match the...

California Sued for Literacy Failure

 Yesterday, a group of students, parents, and the advocacy organizations CADRE and Fathers & Families of San Joaquin, represented by Public Counsel and Morrison...

Parents’ Accents Affect Babies

A new study reveals that multi-accent language exposure affects word form recognition in infancy. The study, published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society...

Resources

Duolingo Rolls Out New Language-Learning Podcast

The language-learning app, Duolingo has decided to add NPR style podcasts to their arsenal of tools to get people speaking. The company, which is...

Languages

Duolingo Rolls Out New Language-Learning Podcast

The language-learning app, Duolingo has decided to add NPR style podcasts to their arsenal of tools to get people speaking. The company, which is...

Spanish Speakers Rising by Five Million a Year

Spain’s Instituto Cervantes has released its annual report on the Spanish language: El español en el mundo 2017, revealing that more than 572 million...

The Amazing Case of El Biblioburro

Lori Langer de Ramirez uses the world language classroom to broaden students’ knowledge of geography and introduce concepts like social justiceLanguage study can open...

Arabic Honor Society

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has launched the Arabic Honor Society (AHS) to recognize top-performing high school students studying Arabic language and Arab culture.Benefits of the...

Professional Development

Interpreting and Translating

Not all linguists make great teachers, so a career in translating or interpreting...

Academic Language Matters

Scott B. Freiberger faces the challenge of helping English learners get the right register As...

The Art of Teaching

M. Elhess, E. Elturki, and J. Egbert offer strategies to support creativity in the language classroom“Our students aren’t creative,” claimed one of the language teachers in the...

What Does Good Blended Learning Look Like?

Stephen Noonoo shares best practices for blended learning programs that workDuring the past few...

Taking Teaching to New Heights

Denise Murray examines the future of the TESOL profession in preparation for next month’s international summitWhat are the megatrends (political, economic, social, intercultural, legal,...