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Interview with Clay Pell

The nation’s new language czar speaks with Language Magazine Last month, the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced the appointment of a new Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education —...
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February 2014

Teaching Across the Board Margarita Calderón explains why developing a whole-school approach to English learners’ academic achievement is key to Common Core implementation Learning by Extension Jonathan Harper explains how to build a community-based teacher-training program online Venerable...

Russian Revival?

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union over 20 years ago, the importance of Russian as an international language has dwindled. However, over the last few months, there seems to have been a resurgence...

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 in...

Needs Attention

When we have a chance to look back, many in education will recognize 2020 as the year that learning radically changed. The impact of quickly pivoting the entire industry to an online environment has...

Youth Poetry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx8cSGW4k8&feature=youtu.be Click here for more. Get LitOn Saturday mornings, Get Lit Players aren’t drooling on their pillows or watching TV. They come from all over the city of Los Angeles to recite and write poetry. Many...

300th Anniversary of Spanish Royal Academy

The first session at the Real Academia Española (RAE), or Spanish Royal Academy, was held in Madrid on 3 August 1713. The institution is celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2013 and 2014 with a...

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...

Estonia Suppresses Russian

Moscow has accused the Estonian government of denying the rights of the Russian-speaking Estonian population in response to a rejected petition for four Russian-language high schools in Tallinn. Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s envoy for...

Donating Your Textual Body to Science

Linguists, sociologists, anthropologists, and psychologists want you to donate your text messages to science. The text4science project, also known as sms4science, aims to build a large corpus of text messages in different languages and...
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