Features

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July 2015

Telling Stories Stephen Krashen on what to do and what not to do when reading aloud Powering Pedagogy Margaret Don offers solutions to the problems arising from using PowerPoint in the language classroom Portuguese from Cape to Cape...
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We Are Family

Mary Catherine Thomson enthuses about the long-term success of a sister school program For a small school community rooted in Sandy Springs, Georgia, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School has a surprisingly large family, one that stretches...
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April 2010

Free Public Education Now that a compromised healthcare bill looks set to be pushed through Congress, the Administration has released its Blueprint for Reform to shift public attention to education and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act(ESEA),...

College Fees Highlight of New Bipartisan DREAM Act

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) have introduced a new version of the DREAM Act, which they hope will protect more than a million young people from deportation if relief under Deferred...

Ecela Spanish

Ecela Spanish, with language immersion institutes in Santiago and Viña del Mar, Chile, plus schools in Argentina and Peru, promises to take novice students to near Spanish fluency in five to seven months. Their...
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May 2012

The Secret of Mayan Success Kristal Bivona catches a glimpse of Mayan language preservation in Quintana Roo, Mexico Making Spanish Work Michelle Buehring offers advice on instituting a workplace Spanish program Interview with Rod Ellis Answers on the line...
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Everyone’s Story Matters

As a parent and veteran teacher, Katie Egan Cunningham presents a heartfelt case for returning stories to a place of primacy in today’s classroom. As a literacy consultant ,she backs her argument with logic...
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February 2014

Teaching Across the Board Margarita Calderón explains why developing a whole-school approach to English learners’ academic achievement is key to Common Core implementation Learning by Extension Jonathan Harper explains how to build a community-based teacher-training program online Venerable...
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Academic Language Matters

Scott B. Freiberger faces the challenge of helping English learners get the right register As a TESOL professional with 17+ years of language and literacy...

Australian Innovation

A new language which combines elements of English with traditional indigenous speech has been discovered in northern Australia, according to a new study published last month in the quarterly journal of the Linguistic Society...