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July 2014

Cutting to the Common Core: The Positive Side of the Digital Divide Judith Zorfass and Tracy Gray recommend using digital text to differentiate reading instruction Lure of the Sur: A Study Abroad Extravaganza Kristal Bivona finds...

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Connection to Portuguese

by Kristal Bivona Portuguese was declared an official language of Equatorial Guinea last year in an effort to create a bond with other Lusophone countries and earn membership into the Community of Portuguese Language Countries...

Skills for a Multilingual, Global Learning Community

Edynn Sato offers strategies for educators to help multilingual learners develop academic literacies and succeed across multiple academic disciplines and contexts In our increasingly diverse and global society, many students are in classrooms receiving instruction in...
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Castellano en Casa

Daniel Ward can hardly conceal his passion for this most Spanish of regions Castilla y León is not only the largest region of Spain, but the historical land which gave birth to Castellano (Castilian Spanish),...

Improving Learner Outcomes

David Bong explains the what, why, and how of measuring world language skills The world of language assessment is endlessly fascinating. What, why, and how we measure language skills are constantly evolving to incorporate new...

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...
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Stressing Classy Communication

Margo Gottlieb and Gisela Ernst-Slavit know that academic language is important for all students and essential for English language learners In a midsized school, a...

2019: Year of ‘Spanish Language’

Last month, Spain’s culture minister Íñigo Méndez de Vigo told Congress that, as part of the...

Soccer Giants Defend Catalan

After Spain's education minister stated that he was drafting a proposal to make the teaching of Castilian Spanish obligatory in schools throughout the country, the world-famous FC Barcelona soccer team has defended the use...

Alaska Home to Rare Russian Dialect

Linguists to compile dictionary from septuagenarian speakers by 2014. A Russian settlement in Alaska that became isolated from the Russian Empire when the U.S. bought the Alaska Territory in 1867 still speaks a rare Russian...