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The Benefits of Narrow Reading Units

Kate Kinsella advocates the use of narrow reading units as a portal to word knowledge and literate discourseI provide consultancy and professional development for districts across the nation that are striving to support English...

Seven Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive Foreign Language Classroom

Anna Matis, author of 7 Steps to a Language-Rich, Interactive, Foreign Language Classroom, shares the secrets of her own success: MAQWhen I received the keys to my classroom, the first thing I did was write...

Children of Immigrants Better Off in North America

According to a new comparison by the OECD, "entrenched disadvantage is less common among the children of immigrants in North America" than in Austria, France, Germany, and the Netherlands."Children of immigrant parents in North...

‘Due Status’ for Hindi

India’s New Education Policy, which is currently being formulated, will give Hindi its “due status,” according to the country’s minister for human resource development, Satyapal Singh.“When the education policy was introduced in 1835, Lord...

Catering to Individual Differences

Kevin McClure explains how developments in neuroscience can help students receive the instruction that they alone require All language teachers know from their teaching experiences that language learners are different from each other. Now, neuroscience...

The Agency of Artificial Intelligence

Peter Foltz, Eric Hilfer, Kevin McClure, and Dmitry Stavisky explain what artificial intelligence (AI) means for the teaching of language and literacy Peter Foltz: Artificial intelligence is doing something that is human-like, doing things that appear...

The Bilingual Advantage in the Global Workplace

Mehdi Lazar identifies the four traits that give bilinguals a competitive edge  For the last 30 years, the world economy has been more global and multicultural...

Making Connections That Count

Roberto Rivera explores the vital connection between social and cultural competence—for both students and teachersMy father is from Nicaragua, and when I was growing...

Keeping Up with les Voisins

Michael Ballagh questions the rankings race in study abroad participation U.S. institutions of higher education have long sought validation in the rankings system dominated by entities such as U.S. News and Forbes. Less commonly known...

Bridging the Gap

Tom Beeman suggests strategies to maintain continuity between secondary and post-secondary Spanish education that may help to boost college language enrollments in all...