Features

Advancing Dual-Language Education

Jenny Muñiz summarizes the latest recommendationsDual-language programs, which provide instruction in both English and a partner language, are rapidly emerging across the country. Yet despite...

Busting Myths, Telling Truths

Matt Renwick recommends a grounded approach when it comes to technology in the classroom In a first-grade classroom, two teachers co-facilitated a literacy lesson. It...

Confirming Your English Identity

Lisa Hagan takes the mystery out of biometric testing for international English language test takersRecent television and radio coverage of situations in which international students without...

Language of Rohingya to Be Digitized

The Rohingya—the persecuted ethnic minority currently facing a sweeping refugee crisis in Myanmar—will...

Literacy

Bilingualism Benefits Low-income Children

In a study published in Psychological Science, the journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Pascale Engel de Abreu of the University of Luxembourg...

Accelerator Aims to Close Global Literacy Gap with Project Literacy

Literacy rates have not improved in over 15 years, costing the world $1.19 trillion a year and leaving over 750 million people worldwide unable...

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...

World Language News

Acetaminophen Usage During Pregnancy May Be Linked to Language Delay

A study recently published in European Psychiatry suggests that mothers who took acetaminophen during their pregnancies had higher rates of language delays in their...

Iran Bans English From Primary Schools, Citing “Cultural Invasion”

Iran has announced that English would no longer be taught in primary schools after Islamic leaders warned that early exposure to English would help...

The Future of Spanish and Hispanic Media in the U.S.

Does one have to speak Spanish to be considered Hispanic or Latino in...

Opinion–Can We Make Chinese Less Graphic?

While many schools are dropping foreign language classes, the number of schools offering...

Resources

Diglossia Releases Mubakkir Arabic Early Reading Assessment

Diglossia has announced the release of Mubakkir, an Arabic early-reading assessment designed for native and nonnative learners at beginning and intermediate proficiency levels. Experts...
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Languages

La Doppia Vita

Simona Montanari proves how an Italian-English dual-language program in Southern California is improving English literacyIn the public classrooms of Glendale Unified School District, a...

Protection for Turkey’s ‘Bird Language’

The whistled “bird language” used by small groups of Black Sea villagers in remote northern Turkey has joined a UNESCO list of endangered languages...

Diglossia Releases Mubakkir Arabic Early Reading Assessment

Diglossia has announced the release of Mubakkir, an Arabic early-reading assessment designed for native and nonnative learners at beginning and intermediate proficiency levels. Experts...

Grants to Fully Fund Chinese and Arabic Teachers @ K-12 Schools

U.S. K-12 schools can host a fully-funded teacher from Egypt, Morocco, or China with the help of Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) grants. TCLP...

Professional Development

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...

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,...