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Celebrate International Mother Language Day

"Local languages constitute the majority of languages spoken across our world in the field of science. They are also the most endangered. Excluding languages means excluding those who speak them from their fundamental human...
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Bright Learners, Big Country

Kristal Bivona returns from China full of its promise. China is the future. After a short time in one of its gargantuan metropolises, it becomes clear that China is banking on the future by investing...

Increasing Communication Through Sister-School Programs

Kristal Bivona on how increased access to communications technology through sister schools has created new ways schools can use to develop international partnerships Among the limits of the traditional classroom are the walls. While educators...

Arabic for America

In a highly globalized world, in which country borders are increasingly permeable and the migration and movement of peoples is becoming the norm, language and cultural competencies...

L’Alliance Française

Kathy Stein-Smith salutes the resurgence of French in the U.S. The enduring relationship between the Americans and the French—“Every man has two countries, his own and France.” (Sentiment attributed to Thomas Jefferson) French Is in the...

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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The Case for Comprehensible Input

Stephen Krashen provides the evidence to support his hypothesis of second-language acquisition The work of the last 40 years is the result of a war between two very different views about how we acquire language...
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September 2012

Making Dreams Come True Tim Conrad on counseling DREAM Act students Confirming Your English Identity Lisa Hagan takes the mystery out of biometric testing for international English language test takers Cutting to the Common Core: Tips From...

Study Abroad for All?

How can the benefit of international education be made available to all American students, as recommended by a new Congressional report? Although last month’s news was dominated by the administration’s actions that depressed prospects for...

All You Need is Read

Dianne Henderson and Gene Kerns offer practical strategies to help all students reap the benefits of reading A new...
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