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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,...

Celebrate International Mother Language Day

"Local languages constitute the majority of languages spoken across our world in the field of science. They are also the most endangered. Excluding languages means excluding those who speak them from their fundamental human...

The Role of Equity in the Assessment of English Learners

Teresa Krastel argues for administering tests for ELs in their home languages Imagine you and a traveling companion are visiting the Netherlands to see...
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June 2012

Speaking to le Monde Richard Shryock argues that French is the most practical language to learn Strategic Mentoring Betty Achinstein, Susan O’Hara, Robert Pritchard, and Jeff Zwiers explore how specific training of mentors for new teachers improves...

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...

Conquering U.S. Admission Exams

Philip Bates shares how international students can effectively prepare for the SAT and ACT I’ve had conversations with high school students from India to...
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January 2012

Follow @langmag Shh… Don’t Mention Education As we’re entering a Presidential election year, we thought it would be interesting to compare the prospective candidates’ positions on language education. Despite several requests, none of the candidates were...

Get Lit

Confetti Aishah Allah speaks about her involvement with Get Lit, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles that fosters literacy through poetry. Students interpret and perform classic poetry and write their own response poems and original...
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When Language and Learning Get Tough

John Carr offers strategies for identifying and serving the growing population of English learners with learning difficulties In the 2012-2013 school year, there were approximately 1,346,000 English learners (ELs) in California’s K–12 public education system...
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Aim to Please

Tania Ruiz overcomes the fear of change to adopt a new teaching methodology Accelerative Integrated Methodology (AIM) is an intensive second-language-learning system designed to accelerate the development of language proficiency and fluency at the...
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