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U.S. Senate Moves to Promote Study Abroad

Senators Say Study Abroad Prepares U.S. Students to Compete Globally U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., have re-introduced legislation that creates a competitive grant program for colleges and universities to expand study...
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June 2014

Cutting to the Common Core: The Key to English Standards John Carr argues that the Collaborative Discussions element is the most important of all standards Curing the Summertime Blues Donna Lasinski examines why the summer slide...
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November 2013

Infants, Words, and Income Bjorn Carey reports on research showing that two-year-old children of lower-income families may already be six months behind in language development Taking Europe to Task Miriam Plieninger explains how the Common...
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October 2014

Cutting to the Common Core What Does CCSS Mean for Early Learning? Benjamin Heuston explains why a publisher has adapted its early learning materials to complement the new standards Cutting to the Common Core Sticking to the Script Timothy...
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Bright Learners, Big Country

Kristal Bivona returns from China full of its promise. China is the future. After a short time in one of its gargantuan metropolises, it becomes clear that China is banking on the future by investing...

Canadian Stats Reveal Need for Revitalization

Growth of the Indigenous population in Canada continues to rapidly outpace that of the rest of the country, but Indigenous languages need more revitalization efforts, according to census data released by Statistics Canada (http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/index-eng.cfm). Between 2006...

Celebrate Mother Language Day!

On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated on 21 February every year, UNESCO reiterates its commitment to linguistic diversity and invites its Member States to celebrate the day in as many languages as possible...
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From Language Skills to Teaching Prowess

Montserrat Villar González offers a personal view on developing as a language teacher There are many paths to becoming a teacher of a second or foreign language: for some, it’s the natural progression from studying...
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October 2011

Real World Education The decade since the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 has been dominated by the continuing “war on terror” and, more recently, persistent, economic recession. There may be a relationship between these...
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Lure of the Sur

Kristal Bivona finds there’s no time like the present to immerse oneself in Latin America There’s never been a better time to study Spanish or Portuguese. Hispanic America and Brazil are projected to have bright...