March 2008

March 2008 Cover
March 2008 Cover


The World as We Speak
Our forum for changes in world language

Squeezing California Schools
Karling Aguilera-Fort believes that California’s Year of Education should be renamed the Year of Increasing Disservice to Language Learners and Other Students

Language Class Students Enjoying Literature
Giovanna Comerio finds a way to incorporate literature into every level of language class

Second Life and Language
Fred Dervin explains how an online community using Web3D has made virtual immersion a possibility for language learners

Sheltering Students from the Deluge
Tina Zmak describes how a challenged school district is improving its results for English Learners using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol Model

Does Gender Matter?
John Gilbert analyzes the evidence behind the theory that girls acquire language skills earlier than boys

Ambos Mundos
Christine Tsai suggests Spanish immersion destinations in Argentina

Christine Tsai samples the Old World charm
of Spain’s central plain


Last Writes
Richard Lederer
on Palindromes


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