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January 2013

Mother Knows Best An African experiment lends considerable weight to the argument for mother-tongue education2013 Wish List for World Languages What could we do this year to improve world language education in the U.S?The New...

Quote of 2012

"This sounds kind of a weird superpower but, if I had something that I could immediately wish for, I would love to be able to speak any language. Now that’s a weird superpower, I...

International Students Add $23 Billion to U.S. Economy

The 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds that the number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by 6% to a record high of 764,495...
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November 2012

Improving Character Recognition in Chinese Stephen Krashen argues that meaningful reading is the route to literacy, whatever the language Accenting Improvements Lois Spitzer examines the sensitive subject of accent modification Stirring Up...
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October 2012

Cutting to the Common Core: Disrupting Discourse Kate Kinsella recommends launching an Academic Language Campaign to prepare diverse learners for the Common Core State StandardsThe Role of Early Oral Language in Literacy Development Timothy Shanahan and...
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September 2012

Making Dreams Come True Tim Conrad on counseling DREAM Act studentsConfirming Your English Identity Lisa Hagan takes the mystery out of biometric testing for international English language test takersCutting to the Common Core: Tips From...
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July 2012

Cutting to the Common Core Lori Helman shares her thoughts on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the teaching of English Language Learners (ELLs)Accelerating Academic Vocabulary Yu Ren Dong reveals strategies for teaching academic vocabulary...
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June 2012

Speaking to le Monde Richard Shryock argues that French is the most practical language to learnStrategic Mentoring Betty Achinstein, Susan O’Hara, Robert Pritchard, and Jeff Zwiers explore how specific training of mentors for new teachers improves...
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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),...

Colombia is a fantastic destination for students wanting to experience South America. Although Colombia is still working to shake a bad reputation from its tumultuous political past, policies implemented over the last two decades...