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A Statistically Significant Success Story

Kate Kinsella and Theresa Hancock offer a compelling story about a successful program that put hundreds of adolescent English learners on the pathway to success   According to an assessment by the Institute of Education Sciences,...
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March 2015

Cutting to the Common Core Fostering Academic Interaction Kate Kinsella offers an action plan to encourage second language learners to participate in constructive classroom discussion Stories Bring It Home Kate Nguyen and Nile Stanley research resilience...

Excessive Testing Curbs Creative Teaching

Howard Karlitz, in our October 2010 issue, argued that standardized testing should be used to help teachers improve their instruction As American schools sink deeper into an instructional morass and their ranking vis-à-vis schools in...
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August 2014

Retool for Fall A selection of the latest technological products for language educators Bright Learners, Big City Kristal Bivona returns from China full of its promise We are Family Mary Catherine Thomson enthuses about the long-term success of a...

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...

First Random Study Supports Bilingual Ed

In the first randomized-assignment study in which English language learners were followed for as long as five years, researchers have found that Spanish-speaking children learn to read English equally well regardless of whether they...

Colombia is a fantastic destination for students wanting to experience South America. Although Colombia is still working to shake a bad reputation from its tumultuous political past, policies implemented over the last two decades...

Pearson Pays $700 million for Brazilian English Schools

With its $721 million acquisition of Brazil’s Grupo Multi, Pearson has become the market leader in English language education amongst adults in Brazil. Grupo Multi provides English-language training through a variety of language school...
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Miao Discovered In Cave Carvings

After six years of research, archeologists have confirmed that inscriptions found among cliffs in the Hunan Province are of the Miao language. Miao is a language of the ethnic minority in China that today...
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Land of the Fleeing

On September 20, President Obama will host a Leader’s Summit on Refugees on the margins of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. With 20 million refugees around the world, a comprehensive, collective...