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Music to All Ears

Donna Stoering explains how cross-cultural music offers an excellent teaching tool for K–12 students of languages, literacy, and diversity It is intriguing to realize that at times there is little distinction between spoken languages and musical...
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Telling Stories

Stephen Krashen on what to do and what not to do when reading aloud Thanks in large part to the success of Jim Trealease’s Read-Aloud Handbook, now in its 7th edition, reading aloud has become...

Canada Considers Immigration for International Students

Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum says his government will be looking at ways to make the immigration process easier for international students. "International students are the best source of immigrants, in the sense that...

Save Title VI Funding

Tweet  Language Resource Centers (LRCs) are having their budgets cut by 40-50% due to Title VI cuts approved by the Dept of Education in the latest federal budget. These centers only cost $5 million a...

Dual Language Pays

The U.S. Department of Education has announced its first-ever awards supporting Pay for Success (PFS) strategies. The awards will use the innovative PFS funding approach to improve outcomes for advancing effective dual-language programs for...
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January 2011

Cautious Optimism As we enter the New Year, we continue to be challenged economically which, in turn, aggravates social tensions. But there are signs to the optimists amongst us that suggest we are moving toward...

German Opportunity

There’s never been a better time to immerse in the language of Goethe, engineering, and economic endeavor The German language has a centuries-long tradition of pumping out the Western world’s best literature, philosophy, art, music,...

From Deficit-Based to Assets-Based: Breaking Down the Wall One Essential Shift at a...

This is part two of our series Breaking Down the Wall. View Part 1 here. Dan Alpert:...

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...

First Chinese Degree in Nigeria

The inexorable rise of Chinese in Africa is continuing with Nigeria’s University of Lagos starting its first degree program in Chinese. At least 25 students have been admitted into the University of Lagos in...