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Advancing Dual-Language Education

Jenny Muñiz summarizes the latest recommendationsDual-language programs, which provide instruction in both English and a partner language, are rapidly emerging across the country. Yet despite their growing appeal, state and local dual-language implementation policies and practices remain inconsistent.This...

Busting Myths, Telling Truths

Matt Renwick recommends a grounded approach when it comes to technology in the classroom In a first-grade classroom, two teachers co-facilitated a literacy lesson. It was a shared reading experience that transitioned into a shared...

Confirming Your English Identity

Lisa Hagan takes the mystery out of biometric testing for international English language test takersRecent television and radio coverage of situations in which international students without a basic grasp of English have been accepted by U.S. and...

Language of Rohingya to Be Digitized

The Rohingya—the persecuted ethnic minority currently facing a sweeping refugee crisis in Myanmar—will soon be able to communicate digitally in their own language. Described by the United Nations as one of the most persecuted...

My Linguistic Career

Nataly Kelly looks at full-time and freelance opportunities for world languages teachers in translation and interpreting Translation and interpreting offer two distinct career paths with ample opportunities for linguists to put their skills to use in...

Reading Literature Not Only a Pleasure

Research proves that a good book stimulates the brain Just in case anyone needs another reason to encourage the reading of literature, researchers at Stanford University have come up with more proof that it’s good...

Translating to Work in the USA

Elizabeth Ricci and Michael Launer provide an update on U.S. Immigration Options for Translators and Interpreters under the Trump Administration Foreign language experts are a valuable asset to both industry and government – a fact...

Making the Most of Europe

Students (and teachers) should take advantage of the many travel deals on offer to see as much as they can of this diverse continentPeople planning to study in Europe should be sure to add...

The Amazing Case of El Biblioburro

Lori Langer de Ramirez uses the world language classroom to broaden students’ knowledge of geography and introduce concepts like social justiceLanguage study can open a student’s eyes to social issues around the world. In...

When Literacy Gets Critical

Lina Sun provides a rationale for integrating peace education into the English curriculum through graphic novelsGraphic novels, which tell real and fictional stories using a combination of words and images, are often sophisticated and...