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April 2012

2012 ELL Software Guide Technology has revolutionized the way that languages are taught and practiced Tying Cable to Realia Melissa Conroy and Amy Ferryman explain how SCOLA is working with local cable TV providers to offer low cost...

New Arabic Center in Beijing Symbolizes Chinese-Emirati Exchange

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emitates (U.A.E.) celebrated the opening of a newly remodeled center for Arabic language and Islamic studies in Beijing, China. The Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan...
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March 2012

Creating Your Own Space Mindy Broderick raves about the functionality of Wikispaces for language classes Talking in the Library Jason Teshuba describes how access to online language learning programs is invigorating America’s libraries Recognizing the Learner Nile Stanley and...

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Connection to Portuguese

by Kristal Bivona Portuguese was declared an official language of Equatorial Guinea last year in an effort to create a bond with other Lusophone countries and earn membership into the Community of Portuguese Language Countries...
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February 2012

Teachers Matter Somewhat surprisingly for an Administration that has made little headway in terms of education policy, the President’s State of the Union Address (see news, page 9) made education one of its key themes....

Get Lit

Confetti Aishah Allah speaks about her involvement with Get Lit, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles that fosters literacy through poetry. Students interpret and perform classic poetry and write their own response poems and original...

Donating Your Textual Body to Science

Linguists, sociologists, anthropologists, and psychologists want you to donate your text messages to science. The text4science project, also known as sms4science, aims to build a large corpus of text messages in different languages and...
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January 2012

Follow @langmag Shh… Don’t Mention Education As we’re entering a Presidential election year, we thought it would be interesting to compare the prospective candidates’ positions on language education. Despite several requests, none of the candidates were...
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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...
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November 2011

Follow @langmag United Indignation It is about 75 years since the likes of Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell risked everything to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Over two thousand Americans joined volunteers from...
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