April 2008

April 2008 Cover
April 2008 Cover

IN THIS ISSUE:

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

Navigating English Learner Standards
John Carr explains how WestEd’s Map of Standards for English Learners not only clarifies California’s standards, but can be used to improve the instruction and assessment of English learners in any classroom setting

Upholding Standards
Dan Domenech argues that formative assessment enables teachers to teach to standards, not just ‘to the test’

Speaking Strategically
Mohammed Arroub demonstrates the benefits of using achievement strategies to increase oral fluency in a second language

Accenting the Positive
Lynda Katz Wilner and Marjorie Feinstein-Whitaker offer simple tips for accent reduction

Crazed on Phonics
Diego Uribe asks if teachers’ input is taken into account when policies on reading education are determined

Capitalizing on China
Christine Tsai scours the districts of China’s capital for Mandarin immersion programs to suit all tastes

The Contrasts of Chile
Christine Tsai
marvels at the variety of destination

Reviews

Last Writes
Richard Lederer
on Language Inventors

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