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April 2011

A Land of Contrasts No matter which party is in power or what time of year it is, there is one thing that you can be sure of in America — whatever your viewpoint; there...
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The Big ESOL

Language Magazine in New Orleans for TESOL 'Teachers are used to creating challenging games' Thousands of English as a Second Language (ESL) educators took part in Language Magazine’s latest “treasure hunt” at TESOL’s annual convention in...
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March 2011

The Communication Revolution As dictators topple across North Africa into the Middle East, and new uprisings coalesce on almost a daily basis, one of the most striking aspects of this new revolutionary wave is the...
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Making Learners Click with Digital Storytelling

Nile Stanley and Brett Dillingham see the value in connecting learning literacy, language, and technology through storytelling What Is Digital Storytelling? Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching and probably the best way to learn. Recent...
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February 2011

State of the Teaching Profession Last month, President Obama spent a substantial portion of his State of the Union address (about 1,000 of the 7,000 words) on education. It is encouraging to see that education...
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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...

December 2010

Hard Times, Higher Goals Last month, Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, delivered the keynote address at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages convention which repeated the familiar theme...

Conjugal Bliss

The Spanish Verb Conjugator: The Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Spanish Verbs Jeanne M. Bielejeski (2009) Roche Publishing, Little Falls, Minnesota 7.5 in. X 5 in., 360 pages, Paperback ISBN: 978-0-615-26587-2 $24.95 For Spanish beginners, difficulty with verb conjugation can...

November 2010

Devolve and Evolve So often when we talk about learning, we refer only to students in educational institutions even though we know that it is an ongoing process which hopefully continues for every single day...

Excessive Testing Curbs Creative Teaching

Howard Karlitz, in our October 2010 issue, argued that standardized testing should be used to help teachers improve their instruction As American schools sink deeper into an instructional morass and their ranking vis-à-vis schools in...
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