Features

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Acclimatizing Saudi Students

Susan Matson offers context and suggestions for helping Saudi Arabian students adjust to the Western educational settingAlthough 145,000 Saudi students have enrolled in U.S. intensive English programs and universities since the advent of the...
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Multilingual Malaysia

Gordon Berrick sees Malaysia’s language skills leading to its successThe classroom filled almost imperceptibly, and by the scheduled 7:30 p.m, start, 30 students were ready to begin their twelve-week course in the Thai language...
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May 2013

Indigenous Languages Nunavut Official Languages Act and preserving NahuatlMultilingual Malaysia Gordon Berrick sees Malaysia’s language skills leading to its successInterview with Clay Pell The nation’s new language czar speaks with Language MagazineCoaxing Students Down...

First International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World

Alcalá de Henares, Spain, May 9-11, 2013Instituto Franklin-UAH will host the First International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World: Comparison between Spain and the United States. This conference aims to be an...
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States of Spanish

Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau explain why the U.S. has its own, recognized variety of SpanishTen years ago, it was still common in the U.S. to hear Spanish described as a “foreign” language. But...
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The ESL Makeover

Danny Brassell gets over himself to make learning fun for all agesWhen I first began teaching elementary school, my principal asked me if I knew any Spanish. After I replied, “Un poquito (a little),”...
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Spanish Fiestas

Salamanca may be famous for its tradition of educational excellence as well as the fun-filled fiestas that ignite the city in FebruarySalamanca is renowned for its university, which was granted a royal charter by...
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April 2013

Ladino Bryan Kirschen is working to revitalize the Judeo-Spanish tongue that was exiled long ago from the MediterraneanMainstreaming ESL Common Core State Standards are putting more pressure on all teachers to help English learners achieve...
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Understanding Language

Kenji Hakuta and Martha Castellón present the challenges and opportunities for English Language Learners If you were a surfer, the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards would comprise something like an...
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Mathematically Speaking

Gisela Ernst-Slavit and David Slavit explore the linguistic challenges created by calculationsDo you speak math? Not sure what we mean? Well, math can be thought of as a language filled with vocabulary, symbols, and...