Features

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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...

All Spanish Equal

The head of Spain’s Real Academia de la Lengua (Royal Spanish Academy, or RAE) said last month that Latin American variations of Spanish in “do not endanger” the language, which is spoken equally well...

Getting Social in the Classroom

Jennifer Parker offers suggestions to help you co-create with social media so that everyone has a voice The average person takes less than 90...

Andalucía

Located in the south, Spain’s Andalucía region is home to such preeminent cities as Seville, Málaga, Córdoba,...
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October 2014

Cutting to the Common Core What Does CCSS Mean for Early Learning? Benjamin Heuston explains why a publisher has adapted its early learning materials to complement the new standards Cutting to the Common Core Sticking to the Script Timothy...
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Let Learning Emerge

Diane Larsen-Freeman applies lessons from complexity theory to language education Complexity theory (CT) deals with complex, dynamic, and nonlinear systems. When I first encountered CT some 20 years ago, it was not in the...

Language Teacher vs. Acquisition Facilitator

Carol Gaab focuses on the learners in front of her, not on a method, a curriculum, or a plan Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word. Select the correct tense of the...

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...
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Multilingual Malaysia

Gordon Berrick sees Malaysia’s language skills leading to its success The classroom filled almost imperceptibly, and by the scheduled 7:30 p.m, start, 30 students were ready to begin their twelve-week course in the Thai language...

Catering to Individual Differences

Kevin McClure explains how developments in neuroscience can help students receive the instruction that they alone require All language teachers know from their teaching experiences that language learners are different from each other. Now, neuroscience...