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Capitalizing on America’s Languages

We’re at an unprecedented point of opportunity for education reform in the U.S., but we need to ensure that adopted reforms rejuvenate our systems and make them more flexible to suit the diversity of...

Leading the Dance

Many years ago, I was asked to be the advisor for the Spanish Club at my university, and I accepted with pleasure, since our club is also a departmental club. I came up with...

Student Teaching in Spain in the Time of COVID

The European Quality Chart on Internships and Apprenticeships describes higher education and vocational school practices in participating companies and entities as a training-oriented component of students’ coursework (European Youth Forum, n.d.). In the educational...

Beyond Crises: The Reawakening of Classrooms

It’s summer 2021 and as educators, we might be thinking beyond crises and concentrating on the extent to which the transformation of our practices of the recent past will have a lasting impact on...

Papua New Guinea Sees Decline in Linguistic Diversity

Papua New Guinea—frequently heralded as the most linguistically diverse place in the entire world—is in the middle of a language crisis. According to a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Spanish as a ‘Language of Interracial Mixing and Understanding’

At last month’s inauguration of Spain’s newest Cervantes Institute extension in El Paso, Texas, Luis García Montero, the institute’s director, said the goal was to promote Spanish as a “language of interracial mixing and...

Debating the Digital Divide

Yaritza was suspended in seventh grade for punching a boy in the nose. He had called her a dull-witted donkey, not quite in those words.Luckily, her seventh-grade teacher—who was also the debate coach—recognized her...

Financing Feeling

Committee for Children works with policymakers from around the country and supports laws, policies, and funding that promote social–emotional learning (SEL), address bullying, and prevent child sexual abuse. This funding helps educators better support students, their...

UT Austin Statisticians Win Prestigious Award for Language Learning Research

UT Austin statisticians Giorgio Paulon and Abhra Sarkar have been awarded the prestigious Mitchell Prize for their paper on tone learning in adults. The Mitchell Prize, jointly sponsored by the American Statistical Association, the International...

How Bilingual?

World language departments around the globe are continually faced with the task of advising and placing freshmen and transfer students into the appropriate courses. This decision is often based primarily upon the number of...
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