July 2012

    July 2012 Cover

    Cutting to the Common Core
    Lori Helman shares her thoughts on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the teaching of English Language Learners (ELLs)

    Accelerating Academic Vocabulary
    Yu Ren Dong reveals strategies for teaching academic vocabulary to ELLs in the Common Core era

    Stressful Speech
    Viviane Gontijo studies the effect of lowering anxiety levels on oral language production

    How is Cosmo Acquiring English?
    Stephen Krashen turns to a parrot to prove the importance of the affective filter

    The Portuguese Leviathan
    Kristal Bivona explores the diversity of Brazil

    Immersed in the Bluegrass State
    Rebbecca Kaplan explains why Georgetown College’s Spanish program has drawn national attention

    Last Writes Richard Lederer and the Nerd Words

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