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Malaysian DJ Spins Sabeh

Atama Katama, a Malaysian DJ who has been spinning dance music across Malaysia for the past 15 years, has recently turned his attention towards indigenous issues and language. Katama, who has been playing dance...
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December 2011

Follow @langmag Assimilate and Thrive As we continue to struggle with our economy, it’s hardly surprising that the traditional scapegoats – immigrants – are being targeted as contributors to economic decline. However, international diasporas may hold...
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Acclimatizing Saudi Students

Susan Matson offers context and suggestions for helping Saudi Arabian students adjust to the Western educational setting Although 145,000 Saudi students have enrolled in U.S. intensive English programs and universities since the advent of the...
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Finding Drive

Seyedeh Sara Jafari explores theories of student motivation and how language learners can harness it There is no question that one’s success in any task is closely related to motivation. Learning a language is no...

New Presidential Advisors on Hispanic Education

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Announces New Members of the President’s Advisory Commission; Commissioners Hold Their First Meetings at The White House. Click for full story https://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=2392

Stressing Classy Communication

In a midsized school, a veteran second-grade teacher is working diligently with her students on a unit called Taking Shape. An aspect of Irene’s teacher...
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Republicans Introduce Bill to Replace Foreign Language with Coding in Virginia Public Schools

  Glenn R. Davis, R-Virginia Beach of the Virginia House of Delegates has introduced a bill that could essentially eliminate foreign language classes in favor of coding classes in Virginia. Virginia, which in 2013 had...
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Namer of Thrones

Game of Thrones’ language creator, David J. Peterson, details his extraordinary career as Hollywood’s linguist-in-chief Best known for creating the fictional languages for hit series such as Game of Thrones, Defiance, and The 100, Peterson...

Confirming Your English Identity

Lisa Hagan takes the mystery out of biometric testing for international English language test takers Recent television and radio coverage of situations in which international students without a basic grasp of English have been accepted by U.S. and...
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Studies Highlight Success of Head Start

New studies from UC Berkeley, Georgetown University, and the Hamilton Project at Brookings reveal that Head Start—the nation’s oldest and largest early education program that began in the 1970s—is more effective than previously believed....