Features

The Benefits of Narrow Reading Units

Kate Kinsella advocates the use of narrow reading units as a portal to word knowledge and literate discourseI provide consultancy and professional development for...

Seven Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Foreign Language Classroom

Anna Matis, author of 7 Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive, Foreign Language Classroom, shares the secrets of her own success: MAQWhen I received the keys...

Children of Immigrants Better Off in North America

According to a new comparison by the OECD, "entrenched disadvantage is less common among the children of immigrants in North America" than in Austria,...

‘Due Status’ for Hindi

India’s New Education Policy, which is currently being formulated, will give Hindi its “due status,” according to the country’s minister for human resource development,...

Literacy

Adult Literacy XPRIZE Down to Five Finalists

XPRIZE—the global leader in designing and operating world-changing incentive competitions—and its sponsors, have awarded $100K to each of the five finalist teams in the...

Reading for Number One

Bruce B. Brown examines how independent reading can transform the oute to English language acquisitionWhether in the elementary grades or adults in higher education,...

Reading Illustrated Story Books ‘Just Right’

A new study, “Goldilocks Effect? Illustrated Story Format Seems ‘Just Right’ and Animation ‘Too...

Literacy as a 21st- Century Survival Skill

Brooke Foged and Jenny Hammock share their insights into fighting generational illiteracy with...

World Language News

Should Spain’s Constitution be Gender Neutral?

Spain’s new socialist government has upset the Real Academia Española (RAE), the Spanish language’s official guardian, by asking it to see if Spain’s Constitution...

National Spanish Spelling Bee Champion Crowned

On Saturday, in San Antonio, Texas, Maria del Sol Nuñez-Peña spelled anaerobiosis (life without oxygen) to win her second consecutive National Spanish Spelling Bee...

Everyday Native Builds Bridges Between Native and non-Native Youth

Everyday Native is the first collaborative teacher’s resource created by non-Natives and Native Americans to focus on the daily lives of Native youth.  It sparks discussion...

Philadelphia Nonprofit Donates Spanish-Language Books to Detained Children

UPDATE: Mighty Writers was not permitted to deliver the books to the detention center. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, "An ICE official told me...

Resources

Professional Development Podcasts

Reading Horizons has launched a new podcast, aptly named Podclassed, hosted by Reading Horizons’ education specialist Laura Axtell, who explores current educational topics with...

Languages

Should Spain’s Constitution be Gender Neutral?

Spain’s new socialist government has upset the Real Academia Española (RAE), the Spanish language’s official guardian, by asking it to see if Spain’s Constitution...

Twitter Recognizes Swahili

Swahili (Kiswahili) has become the first African language to be recognized by Twitter. The network now recognizes Swahili words and offers translation of the...

Arabic Becomes Sweden’s Second Language

For over 800 years, Finnish has been Sweden's largest minority language, but, thanks to the recent influx of asylum seekers from predominantly Arab-speaking countries in the Middle East and...

Russia Launches French TV

Russian state broadcaster RT is launching a French-language channel, months after being accused of...

Professional Development

Help Establish National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards

Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLeNM) is seeking public comment on the initial draft of the National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards....

Binational California Professional Development

CABE Binational Project GLAD in partnership with Sistema Educativo Estatal (SEE) de Baja California and Project GLAD National Training Center is offering a summer/fall...

TESOL Unveils its Six Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners

TESOL International Association has released a “set of universal guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and language acquisition theory.” The 6...

B.O.O.S.T. Your Instruction!

Anne Paonessa finds ways to make the most of class contact timeWhat is the one universal truth for all teachers regardless of the country...

Interpreting and Translating

Not all linguists make great teachers, so a career in translating or interpreting may be the right move, especially since the U.S. Bureau of...