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Save Fulbright-Hays International Research/Training Funds

The draft FY2018 appropriations bill of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-H) would eliminate the Fulbright-Hays program in the Department of Education. Currently funded at $7 million,...

Closing English Language Learner Gaps Early

Benjamin Heuston and Haya Shamir of the Waterford Institute examine how adaptive learning software makes the curriculum effective for English language learners worldwide Literacy is the keystone to success, first in school and then in...

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...

The International Benefits of Language Education

Michael Nugent, Martha “Marty” Abbott , Esther Brimmer, and Sanford J. Ungar discuss the importance of language education to the U.S. on the international stage This summer, the Council on Foreign Relations (ww.cfr.org) convened a...

Making Connections That Count

Roberto Rivera explores the vital connection between social and cultural competence—for both students and teachers My father is from Nicaragua, and when I was growing up, he brought several of his siblings to the U.S....

‘UNConference’ Highlights Professionalism of Language Contractors

Views on the classification of interpreters and translators will be on offer in Huntington Beach, California. The Association of Language Companies (ALC) will be hosting its annual UNConference January 17-19,...
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The Future of French in the EU and Beyond

Kathy Stein-Smith asks what the real story is on the...

Confirming Your English Identity

Lisa Hagan takes the mystery out of biometric testing for international English language test takers Recent television and radio coverage of situations in which international students without a basic grasp of English have been accepted by U.S. and...

Mutual Understanding with Intercomprehension

Clorinda Donato and Pierre Escudé explain how intercomprehension is the basis for their Multilingual Romance Languages Learning Project What if the target language suddenly became multiple languages learned in tandem through a strategy that encouraged students to seek...

Global Voices: I Dream That My Language Lives

Over the course of 50 weeks in 2019, Global Voices plans to host 50 Latin American language activists on its @ActLenguas Twitter...