Features

My Linguistic Career

Nataly Kelly looks at full-time and freelance opportunities for world languages teachers in translation and interpreting Translation and interpreting offer two distinct career paths with ample...

Reading Literature Not Only a Pleasure

Research proves that a good book stimulates the brain Just in case anyone needs another reason to encourage the reading of literature, researchers at Stanford...

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...

Literacy

Growing Gains

Diane Glass explains why measuring reading growth should be a top priority for educators The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are transforming the way that...

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...

World Language News

Youthquake Hits Oxford

Today, Oxford Dictionaries announced its Word of the Year 2017 is YOUTHQUAKE (noun /ˈjuːθkweɪk/), defined as a significant cultural, political, or social change arising...

How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools’ Internet Access

Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the potential impact on classrooms if net...

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...

Resources

Software Focus

In addition to the humble book, publishers have launched an array of reading programs designed to help readers of all types acquire the skills they...

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,...