Features

Marvel Celebrates Free Comic Book Day in Spanish

¡Feliz día del cómic gratis! May 2nd is national Free Comic Book Day, and Marvel is offering for the first time a free, multi-story, Spanish language edition, continuing a goal of connecting to a more...
ThinkstockPhotos-519893744-1-300x200.jpg

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...

Cultivating a Personal Style

Juliet Falce-Robinson insists on individual style in a skills-based approach to language teaching   The goal of a successful language program is to foment and foster the development of linguistic and cultural proficiency, and thus awareness,...
Teacher reading out to students for comprehension in the library

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...

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...

Huffington Post to Launch Arabic News Site

The Huffington Post announced the launch of a new Arabic-language news site, HuffPost Arabi. The online news site will target the Arab world’s younger digitally-savvy generation. President and Editor-in-Chief, Arianna Huffington, said in a statement,...

Valencia

Come for the Spanish, stay for the beach!

America’s Bilingual Roots

Dominika Baran reminds us of the history and value of America’s multilingual past   Every September, or August in some cases, teachers welcome into their classrooms students whose first language is not English. Some of these...
Kwan_Pell.jpg

Interview with Clay Pell

The nation’s new language czar speaks with Language Magazine Last month, the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced the appointment of a new Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education —...

Bringing Parents In

Veteran second-grade teacher Nadya Abu-Rish explains how every educator can foster a learning environment centered on open and honest communication