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Digital DIY

Kristal Bivona shows how creating their own digital workbooks can enthuse students of all levels and all languages Teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) spoiled me—the shelves of books at English schools, the textbook...

Finding Inspiration in Diversity

  Chris Cartwright offers examples showing how improved intercultural competence can motivate language learning“You really cannot teach a language; it has to be learned. Fostering the student’s motivation is not only important, it’s essential,” states...

L’Alliance Française

Kathy Stein-Smith salutes the resurgence of French in the U.S.The enduring relationship between the Americans and the French—“Every man has two countries, his own and France.” (Sentiment attributed to Thomas Jefferson)French Is in the...

Cultivating a Personal Style

Juliet Falce-Robinson insists on individual style in a skills-based approach to language teaching  The goal of a successful language program is to foment and foster the development of linguistic and cultural proficiency, and thus awareness,...

Implementing a Strong Phonics Program

Lynn Hobratschk, Amy Jones, and Lisa Toole share their best practices for choosing curriculum, training educators, and maintaining focus According to some recent research, phonics instruction is one of the most effective ways to teach children...

Approval of SEAL

Sobrato Philanthropies, funded through the real estate successes of the Sobrato family in Silicon Valley, has developed an innovative pre-K to third-grade capacity-building program for teachers to address the needs of English learner (EL)...

A Pedagogy of Translanguaging

Laura Hamman, Emeline Beck, and Aubrey Donaldson have developed a framework for designing and integrating more flexible language pedagogies into the bilingual classroom  One day at recess, a distraught five-year-old approached me and proclaimed angrily,...

Unintended Consequences

Katie Nielson asks if online collaboration may sabotage language learningFacing decreased enrollment and increasing student demand for a return on investment, higher education is under more pressure than ever to improve educational outcomes. With...

The Business of English Teaching Overseas

Todd Squitieri gets down to the nitty-gritty of how to make a living as an EFL teacherIt used to be that you went to Asia for a while because of the generous compensation. Even...

Assessing Literacy Effectively

Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell see assessment as the gateway to responsive teaching Using sound instructional approaches within your classroom community enables you to make moment-to-moment teaching decisions that respond to each child’s...