Features

Greetings from Granada

Assistant Editor Kate Sommers-Dawes continues her reports from Spain: Had the most thrilling day today (my first day alone, as the journalist group left this morning). I awoke with no plan except to find a...
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Integrating Content and Language

Tania Ruiz presents educators’ impressions of the dual-language methodology sweeping Europe Similar to other bilingual education methods, the CLIL methodology (content and language integrated learning) is considered a model of good practice in...

Making the Most of Playtime

Stuck for a last-minute gift? Consider these educational toys and games ChineseCUBES: Where Characters Are Center Stage Students and teachers will tell you that there’s a ceiling many learners face at some point while learning Chinese...
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March 2013

Strange Bedfellows Julie Gordon chronicles the efforts of linguists, indigenous communities, and Google to create a comprehensive online information source on endangered languages Speaking in Our Defense David Edwards reflects on the first year’s work of...

Immigrants, Their Languages, and Their Children

Alex Poole presents three modest principles to facilitate familial bilingualism Headlines like “Majority of Americans Want Immigrants to Learn English, Poll Says” (Benedetti, 2013),...

Language Aid for Haiti

California's Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) is providing thousands of language "survival" products to U.S. forces assisting relief operations in Haiti. Out of the nearly 20,000 language products that...
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May 2010

Reading in Any Language The theme of the International Association’s 2010 conference “Reading in Many Languages”seems perfectly timed to coincide with a new report (see News, p10) which finds that bilingual education works as well...

Bridging the Gap

Tom Beeman suggests strategies to maintain continuity between secondary and post-secondary Spanish education that may help to boost college language enrollments in all...

Overcoming Portunhol: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

U.S. universities have been hip to the unique challenges that Spanish speakers face when they learn Portuguese. Many universities that offer Portuguese also offer a separate section of Portuguese for Spanish speakers, including Harvard,...

Cooperative Construction

Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove examine the architecture of co-assessment practices for English learners The topic of assessment often...