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A Pun-thology of Christmas Songs

Richard Lederer gives us a pun-per-minute twist on the holiday classics A set-up pun is a conspiracy of narrative and word play. In set-up punnery, the punster contrives an imaginary situation that leads up to...

Amistad Institute

Founded in 2003, Amistad Institute is an organization located in Heredia, Jaco Beach, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica. Amistad’s founders have nearly 20 years’ experience in the language immersion and volunteer...

Head Start & Framing Bilingualism as an Asset

Aaron Loewenberg highlights some of the ways Head Start is adapting to serve young dual language learners across the country

German Olympics

International language learners gather each year to compete in a German language competition: the Internationale Deutscholympiade. The competition takes place in a different German city every two years. Last month, it was held in...
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August 2015

Making Words Dance Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley explain why we need to read and write more poetry in (and outside of) the classroom Precision Rotation Lance Knowles applies real-world knowledge to the implementation...
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Aim to Please

Tania Ruiz overcomes the fear of change to adopt a new teaching methodology Accelerative Integrated Methodology (AIM) is an intensive second-language-learning system designed to accelerate the development of language proficiency and fluency at the...
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Making Learners Click with Digital Storytelling

Nile Stanley and Brett Dillingham see the value in connecting learning literacy, language, and technology through storytelling What Is Digital Storytelling? Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching and probably the best way to learn. Recent...

Decoding Versus Cognitive Ability

Terrie L. Noland believes we need to understand the automaticity of executing lower-level reading processes in order to master higher-level comprehension Automaticity is necessary in everything we do to enable us to move to higher-order thinking skills and perform tasks...