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When One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Sara Davila addresses the challenges of mixed-ability classrooms Have you often found that, even with a reliable placement test, many students in the same...

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...

Finding Drive

There is no question that one’s success in any task is closely related to motivation. Learning a language is no exception. But what is motivation?
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Dyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma

Kelli Sandman-Hurley recommends using the mother tongue to diagnose dyslexia The American educational system has a difficult time understanding dyslexia and an even harder time identifying children with dyslexia in order to provide...
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Study Links Healthy Diet to Better Early Reading

A study released in the European Journal of Nutrition has found that healthy diet is linked to higher reading skills during the first three...

Skills for a Multilingual, Global Learning Community

In our increasingly diverse and global society, many students are in classrooms receiving instruction in a language that is not their primary language and engaging in new...

When Literacy Gets Critical

Lina Sun provides a rationale for integrating peace education into the English curriculum through graphic novels Graphic novels, which tell real and fictional stories using a combination of words and images, are often sophisticated and...

Bilingual Pay Act

One America, Many Voices Act Rep Michael Honda (CA-15), Chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, has introduced the One America, Many Voices Act of 2010, which recognizes the importance of bi- and multi-lingual...

Languages, Plants, and People

Marta Kongarayeva, a last speaker of Tofa. Photo courtesy of Thomas Hegenbart and Living Tongues Institute. K. David Harrison on Environmental Linguistics

Multilingual Matters

The Royal Academy of the Spanish Language which is one of the authorities regulating and preserving the changes that occur in the Spanish language, in...