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Online Chat with Purpose

Chita Espino-Bravo offers advice on teaching and assessing conversation in a Spanish virtual course Teaching any virtual conversation class is full of challenges, especially...

Evaluating Continuing Education

Julie Yaeger explains how to find the perfect professional learning fit As teachers, we all buy in to the power of learning. Learning keeps...

Portuguese Immersion

Talk about tough decisions: Brazil or Portugal? There’s never been a better time to go to Brazil. With the Rio Olympic Games on the horizon in 2016 and the infrastructure already in place from the...

An Act of Commitment, Generosity, and Mediation

Celebrated author John le Carré believes that anglophones need to learn a second language now more than ever    At the German embassy in London, UK, last month, during an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding teachers of...

Digital DIY

Kristal Bivona shows how creating their own digital workbooks can enthuse students of all levels and all languages  Teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) spoiled me—the shelves of books at English schools, the textbook...

Celebrate but Don’t Rest on Brown v. Board

As we celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the anti-segregation decision in Brown v Board of Education, there is justifiable concern that the principles enshrined in that historical ruling are not being upheld. Research and...

Celebrate Mother Language Day!

On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated on 21 February every year, UNESCO reiterates its commitment to linguistic diversity and invites its Member States to celebrate the day in as many languages as possible...
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May 2010

Reading in Any Language The theme of the International Association’s 2010 conference “Reading in Many Languages”seems perfectly timed to coincide with a new report (see News, p10) which finds that bilingual education works as well...
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September 2013

Leveling the Playing Field Tina Walker sees the closing of the digital divide as key to overcoming the achievement gap Mutual Understanding Clorinda Donato and Pierre Escudé explain how intercomprehension is the basis for their Multilingual Romance...

Soccer Giants Defend Catalan

After Spain's education minister stated that he was drafting a proposal to make the teaching of Castilian Spanish obligatory in schools throughout the country, the world-famous FC Barcelona soccer team has defended the use...