January 2012

    Shh… Don’t Mention Education

    January 2012 Cover

    As we’re entering a Presidential election year, we thought it would be interesting to compare the prospective candidates’ positions on language education. Despite several requests, none of the candidates were prepared to spell out their position on the political hot potato of bilingual education, or even the less contentious subject of funding world language education. It’s hardly surprising, seeing as education has been largely ignored by most of the frontrunners.

    However, much can be gleaned from past positions and current manifestos: More.



    An Act to Follow
    Language Magazine asks the experts what legislation they would like to see enacted during the New Year

    Lessons in Quality
    Adam Cooke and Nick Sacco explain how the accreditation process is impacting their private language school

    Mother Tongue Key to World Education Growth
    A bilingual approach not only improves educational outcomes in developing countries but could help close achievement gaps in the U.S.

    Taking Teaching to Task
    Juan José Vázquez-Caballero on how to create curricula to allow language students to be more engaged, motivated, and prepared for the real world

    California Dreaming
    Kristal Bivona swoons over San Diego as a study abroad destination

    Celebrating Costa Rica’s Customs
    Romy Morales suggests the inclusion of festivals to your itinerary or Spanish culture class

    Census Shows Native Languages Count

    Last Writes
    Richard Lederer and Metaphors Be With You


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