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December 2011

Follow @langmag Assimilate and Thrive As we continue to struggle with our economy, it’s hardly surprising that the traditional scapegoats – immigrants – are being targeted as contributors to economic decline. However, international diasporas may hold...

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...

Dual-language Programs Improve Reading Skills

According to a recent study, the first of its kind and scale, students enrolled in dual-language immersions programs, in which students are taught in both English and a second language, outperform their single-language peers by...
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Acclimatizing Saudi Students

Susan Matson offers context and suggestions for helping Saudi Arabian students adjust to the Western educational setting Although 145,000 Saudi students have enrolled in U.S. intensive English programs and universities since the advent of the...

Children’s Rights to Read Pledge

More than 1,000 individuals and organizations, representing over 50 countries; 30 organizations; 20 schools, districts, and universities; and 175,000 students, have pledged support to the International Literacy...
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Citizens of the World

Beth Marshall believes that awareness of global citizenry is the true goal of language education “Why would you want to be a teacher?” is a question I’m asked often when I say I teach high school...

Language of Rohingya to Be Digitized

The Rohingya—the persecuted ethnic minority currently facing a sweeping refugee crisis in Myanmar—will soon be able to communicate digitally in their own language....

Rigorous Reading

Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey suggest strategies to help students engage with complex texts Fourth grader Mario sits at...

What Is the Future of Literacy Education?

According to National Center for Education figures, about 30 million adult Americans are functionally illiterate (https://nces.ed.gov/naal/). Clearly, there is room for improvement...

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...
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