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The Wizardry of Oz

Clever schemes, vibrant cities, and stunning landscapes make Australia a great bet for students Australia has been a preferred study-abroad destination for students from the U.S. and Asia for decades because of the excellent quality...

English Is Golden

California is more than a state — it’s a state of mind: dynamic, free-thinking, innovative, ecological, and liberal are just some of the adjectives that start to describe the most populous and diverse state...

Improving Learner Outcomes

David Bong explains the what, why, and how of measuring world language skills The world of language assessment is endlessly fascinating. What, why, and how we measure language skills are constantly evolving to incorporate new...
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November 2014

Elementary Practicals Lisa Lucas discovers what we can learn from the UK’s mandating of world language education in all elementary schools from second grade When Language and Learning Get Tough John Carr offers strategies for identifying and...
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Dyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma

Kelli Sandman-Hurley recommends using the mother tongue to diagnose dyslexia The American educational system has a difficult time understanding dyslexia and an even harder time identifying children with dyslexia in order to provide...

Cantonese Backlash in Hong Kong

An article on the Hong Kong Education Bureau’s website claiming “Cantonese is not an official language” has been removed after criticism. The article, posted on the Language Learning Support site last month, aimed to...

The Multilingual Paradigm in California

The idea of asset-based and responsive education coined in the ELA/ELD road map is a key element in well-designed and effectively implemented dual-immersion programs. It is widely understood that the language/s spoken, developed at...
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November 2012

Improving Character Recognition in Chinese Stephen Krashen argues that meaningful reading is the route to literacy, whatever the language Accenting Improvements Lois Spitzer examines the sensitive subject of accent modification Stirring Up...

With Magnifying the Universe, You Can Dive into the Natural World at Scale

So, you're sheltering at home for the third week, and you find yourself wondering: If I put the Statue of Liberty next to the Washington Monument, which would be taller? Or your kids asked...

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: MAQ When I received the keys to my classroom, the first thing I did was write...
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