Features

Bridging the Gap

Tom Beeman suggests strategies to maintain continuity between secondary and post-secondary Spanish education that may help to boost college language enrollments in all languages The...

Global Quality Control for English Learner Programs

British Accreditation Council (BAC) CEO Paul Fear explains the rationale behind the organization’s move into the accreditation of English language providers (ELPs) worldwide Language Magazine:...

The Future of Education is in Two Languages

Fabrice Jaumont is convinced that dual-language education should be the norm rather than the exception Gregg Roberts once said that monolingualism is the illiteracy of...

You’re Never Too Old to Become Fluent in a Foreign Language

from www.shutterstock.com Monika Schmid, University of EssexA new study on second language learning has recently taken the British media by storm. A range of headlines...

Literacy

Writing By Example

Isabel Haller-Gryc recommends using mentor texts to scaffold writing for English learnersWriting is a struggle for many people, but it is especially difficult for...

Access to Books Improves Learning

Yet another study has shown that increasing access to books improves student outcomes “Reaching Families Where They Are: Examining an Innovative Book Distribution Program,” published...

Bilinguals Single Out Second Language While Reading

Reading and speaking in a second language can be difficult, especially when the second...

World Language News

ICE Returns Ancient Texts to Iraq

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has returned 3,800 ancient artifacts, including cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and clay bullae, to the Republic of Iraq....

Losing Your Language in Prison

Listen to the story by pressing play below.  Your browser does not support the audio element. With languages it’s often said that if you don’t use...

Early Language Key to School Success

Kim Echart of the University of Washington News reports on a new study which shows that early use of words and grammar determine overall...

Music & Language Lead to Efficient Brain

A new study reveals that bilinguals and trained musicians utilize fewer resources in their brains while doing tasks involving memory. This means that it’s...

Resources

Deborah Short on TESOL 6 Principles

  What Are The 6 Principles? TESOL International Association has defined a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English learners. The 6 Principles...

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Languages

Reports of OELA’s Demise Hopefully Exaggerated

Advocacy groups are denouncing a proposed merging of the federal Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) into the Office for Elementary and Secondary Education...

Did Ford’s Model T Kill Midwest German Dialects?

After decades of research, University of Kansas researcher William Keel believes it was Henry Ford, not Kaiser Bill, who was responsible for the decline...

Spanish Fades with Generations

Although U.S. Latinos believe it’s important for future generations of Hispanics to speak Spanish...

Advancing English Learner Equity in Math

Report Shows Promising Practices in California and Offers Key Recommendations A new report from...

Professional Development

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...

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...