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First International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World

Alcalá de Henares, Spain, May 9-11, 2013 Instituto 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 Spanish Ten 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 ages When 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 February Salamanca 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 Mediterranean Mainstreaming 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 calculations Do you speak math? Not sure what we mean? Well, math can be thought of as a language filled with vocabulary, symbols, and...
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March 2013

Strange Bedfellows Julie Gordon chronicles the efforts of linguists, indigenous communities, and Google to create a comprehensive online information source on endangered languages Speaking in Our Defense David Edwards reflects on the first year’s work of...
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February 2013

European Revitalization Careful management can revive dying languages Winning the Masters Statistical trends point to increased demand for well-qualified ESL teachers so David Newman suggests now’s the time to choose the right program Localizing World Music Franny...
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January 2013

Mother Knows Best An African experiment lends considerable weight to the argument for mother-tongue education 2013 Wish List for World Languages What could we do this year to improve world language education in the U.S? The New...
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