Features

Cantonese Backlash in Hong Kong

An article on the Hong Kong Education Bureau’s website claiming “Cantonese is not an official language” has been removed after criticism. The article, posted on the Language Learning Support site last month, aimed to...

Pearson Pays $700 million for Brazilian English Schools

With its $721 million acquisition of Brazil’s Grupo Multi, Pearson has become the market leader in English language education amongst adults in Brazil. Grupo Multi provides English-language training through a variety of language school...

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...

UNESCO Welcomes AF Lyon

The Alliance Française de Lyon has joined the 250 clubs affiliated with the French Federation of UNESCO Clubs (Fédération Française des Clubs UNESCO). Since 1956, when they first appeared in France, UNESCO clubs have...

Spain Honors Latin American Authors

Two prestigious prizes out of Spain, the Premio Cervantes and the Cadiz Cortes IberoAmerican Freedom Prize, were awarded to authors from Latin America. Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the 2010 Novel Prize in...
head_solar_talk.jpg

Cutting to the Common Core: Academic Language Development Network

Susan O’Hara, Jeff Zwiers, and Robert Pritchard explain the mission of the Academic Language Development Network The Academic Language Development Network (http://aldnetwork.org) is a collaborative project, co-housed at the University of California Davis and...
LangMag_Jan14p.jpg

January 2014

Re-Gifted Reading Stephen Krashen finds an easy way to help close the achievement gap in literacy and clean up clutter at the same time Biliterate Pride Laurie Olsen and Shelly Spiegel-Coleman explain how to emulate the success...
head_putintseva_dec13.jpg

From the Mouths of Babes

Angelika Putintseva wants to know how many languages a child can learn simultaneously How many languages can a child learn simultaneously? WorldSpeak Language School in Los Angeles, California, has very young students learning three,...
head_slatas_dec13.jpg

Making Education More Than a Grade

Anne Paonessa assesses the impact of service learning on English language learners While the current focus in our field is on increased academic vocabulary and overall college and career readiness as driven by the...

Principals Still to Integrate Common Core for ELLs

According to a survey of more than a thousand elementary and middle school principals, over 70% have not taken action to integrate the Common Core into expanded learning opportunities, special education programs, or English-language...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!