Features

Understanding Dyslexia and How Alternative Teaching Methods Can Help Breed Success

In honor of National Dyslexia Awareness Month, Eric Horowitz examines this learning difference and suggests assistance to help students overcome it   In some cases, a...

A Multi-Sensory Approach

Candice Bixman-Murphy shares her best practices for teaching conversational and academic English The Walter...

Intercultural Mediation

Ian Akhbar stresses the importance of appropriate cultural education How shall I talk...

Strengthening Oral Proficiency with RICH

Ligia Martinez offers a strategy for Heritage Speakers of the Language “Good writing...

Literacy

Transferring Language

  Ana Albir describes the development of a digital tool to help English learners in...

Literacy Starts in the Library

Literacy is the foundation of everything we do for our learners. Reading is a...

Breaking the Comprehension Barrier

Felicia Rateliff and Brian Pitts report on the technology a Texas school district...

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week was celebrated September 24-30, 2017.  National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness about the need and...

World Language News

Tailoring Instruction

Digital assessment helps a California district to adapt to student needs By 2025, one in four public school students will be an English language learner. As a result, school districts and educators across the country are rising to the challenge of improving language development in their diverse, complex, and rapidly growing...

Mothers Across Languages Use Similar Tones With Babies

A new study shows that mothers change the timbre of their voices when speaking to babies, no matter what language they speak. The study came out of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and was published in Current Biology. Researchers looked into the timbre of mothers voices—that is, the characteristic tone...

Italian Language Week Celebration Begins

The 17th Annual Week of the Italian Language in the World from October 16-21, 2017 is a cultural event which promotes Italian not only as a marketing tool of the great cultural heritage of Italy but also as an extraordinary medium of communication in the world of economy and...

$3 Million for Irish Language

Irish language groups have received increased funding. According to the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe’s budget speech, the Department is allocating new funds to the Irish language along with the Gaeltacht (areas of Ireland that are primarily Irish-speaking) and the Irish Islands. Donohoe said in his speech that the...

Resources

Avant Helps Teachers Assess

This fall, Avant will launch Avant ADVANCE, an online teacher-training system. ADVANCE helps teachers correctly assess student responses from novice to advanced on the...

Languages

Italian Language Week Celebration Begins

The 17th Annual Week of the Italian Language in the World from October 16-21, 2017 is a cultural event which promotes Italian not only as a marketing tool of the great cultural heritage of Italy but also as an extraordinary medium of communication in the world of economy and...

$3 Million for Irish Language

Irish language groups have received increased funding. According to the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe’s budget speech, the Department is allocating new funds to the Irish language along with the Gaeltacht (areas of Ireland that are primarily Irish-speaking) and the Irish Islands. Donohoe said in his speech that the...

French President Launches New Bilingual Fund

French president Emmanuel Macron personally launched a new fund to support French-English bilingual programs in the U.S. on September 20 during his trip to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly. Macron’s support of bilingual education...

Hindi Speakers Asked for Cooperation

Indian president Ram Nath Kovind has asked Hindi speakers to give more respect and time to regional languages and their speakers in an attempt to head off anti-Hindi sentiment across the country. During the Hindi Divas event in New Delhi,...

Professional Development

Interpreting and Translating

Not all linguists make great teachers, so a career in translating or interpreting...

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 work During the past few...

Taking Teaching to New Heights

Denise Murray examines the future of the TESOL profession in preparation for next month’s international summit What are the megatrends (political, economic, social, intercultural, legal,...