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Teaching Tools

To coincide with this month’s annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), here is a selection of some of the most relevant and innovative tech teaching tools     Achieve3000’s Access solutions (for...
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U.S. Language Capacity ‘Diminishing,’ Despite Need

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) has released a report that suggests a “diminishing share” of U.S. residents speak languages other than English, a trend which the academy believes “could have important...

Columnist Calls Language Learning Useless

In a recent column for the Washington Post, Why Waste Time on a Foreign Language?, Jay Mathews argues that "based on what actually happens in high schools, learning a foreign language often is a...
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Miao Discovered In Cave Carvings

After six years of research, archeologists have confirmed that inscriptions found among cliffs in the Hunan Province are of the Miao language. Miao is a language of the ethnic minority in China that today...

German Olympics

International language learners gather each year to compete in a German language competition: the Internationale Deutscholympiade. The competition takes place in a different German city every two years. Last month, it was held in...
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November 2015

Fact or FICTION: The PLOT thickens Stephen Krashen argues that self-selected pleasure reading of fiction is key to complex text comprehension for first- and second-language learners Skills for a Multilingual, Global Learning Community Edynn Sato...

‘UNConference’ Highlights Professionalism of Language Contractors

Views on the classification of interpreters and translators will be on offer in Huntington Beach, California. The Association of Language Companies (ALC) will be hosting its annual UNConference January 17-19,...
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November 2014

Elementary Practicals Lisa Lucas discovers what we can learn from the UK’s mandating of world language education in all elementary schools from second grade When Language and Learning Get Tough John Carr offers strategies for identifying and...
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The Donald or the Deep Blue Sea

As this year’s presidential election approaches, the choice that Americans will make for the future of this country has become clear—it’s between a nation that embraces the reality of globalization and one that will...

Castilian Spanish Rules in Catalan Classrooms

A Catalan court has ruled that if a family in Catalonia wants more hours of instruction in Castilian Spanish, the school must comply. However, the ruling goes on to do more than make differentiated...