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Dyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma

The American educational system has a difficult time understanding dyslexia and an even harder time identifying children with dyslexia in order to provide the correct...

Teaching Tools

To coincide with this month’s annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), here is a selection of some of the most relevant and innovative tech teaching tools Achieve3000’s Access solutions (for...

Meeting Teachers’ Needs to Help Dyslexic Students Succeed

Shantell Thaxton Berrett explains why teachers need targeted professional development and resources to best serve students with language-based learning disabilities The beginning of a new year always brings new education policies and strategies. U.S. educators...

Are Arabic Schools in France Really Hotbeds for Radicalism?

Secret report accuses French heritage-language programs of ghettoizing and radicalizing French-born youth French conservatives are in an uproar over a 2013 report that recently surfaced accusing a nearly 40-year-old after-school heritage language program of teaching...

Justice for All!

Ayanna Cooper poses the questions that count for educators of English learners A simple but powerful question for all...

Online Chat with Purpose

Chita Espino-Bravo offers advice on teaching and assessing conversation in a Spanish virtual course Teaching any virtual conversation class is full of challenges, especially...

The Bilingual Advantage in the Global Workplace

Mehdi Lazar identifies the four traits that give bilinguals a competitive edge   For the last 30 years, the world economy has been more global and multicultural...

Intercultural Mediation

Ian Akhbar stresses the importance of appropriate cultural education How shall I talk of the sea to the frog, if it has never left its pond? How shall I talk of the frost to the bird of...

The Conduit Hypothesis

Stephen Krashen examines how reading leads to academic language...

L’Alliance Française

Kathy Stein-Smith salutes the resurgence of French in the U.S. The enduring relationship between the Americans and the French—“Every man has two countries, his own and France.” (Sentiment attributed to Thomas Jefferson) French Is in the...