Features

Beginning Reading

Stephen Krashen examines the (huge) role of stories and the (limited) role of phonics The goal of beginning reading instruction...

Oct. 5 is #WorldTeachersDay

October 5 is World Teachers' Day and this year the theme is "Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession." The following is an excerpt from a...
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November 2013

Infants, Words, and Income Bjorn Carey reports on research showing that two-year-old children of lower-income families may already be six months behind in language development Taking Europe to Task Miriam Plieninger explains how the Common...

Duncan Recognizes Need for Multilingualism

U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, and Libia S. Gil, assistant deputy secretary of the Office of English Language Acquisition in the Department of Education, wrote an OpEd for Los Angeles' Daily News last...
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Native American Linguist Wins $625,000 ‘Genius Grant’

MacArthur Foundation has announced the 2016 MacArthur Fellows, commonly known as the “genius grants,” and this year’s class includes Native American linguist Daryl Baldwin. Daryl and 22 other Fellows will receive a no-strings-attached $625,000 grant for...

WAYRA Spanish Institute

WAYRA is located at beautiful Tamarindo Beach, a perfect place for those who enjoy water sports, the natural outdoors, and lively entertainment. Situated on the northwest coast of Costa Rica, WAYRA Spanish Institute has...
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Listen and Read to Achieve

Erwin Tschirner explains the rationale behind an important new study to determine proficiency-level expectations for advanced learners in listening and reading Last year, the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) decided to...
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How Language Affects Color Vision

How much does word Blue affect the color blue? More than you may have thought... While it may be surprising, humans’ ability to detect color doesn’t begin until between three and five months. The older...
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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...

Greetings from Granada

Assistant Editor Kate Sommers-Dawes continues her reports from Spain: Had the most thrilling day today (my first day alone, as the journalist group left this morning). I awoke with no plan except to find a...