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Recommendations for Long-Term English Learners

Ten years after their groundbreaking publication Reparable Harm called attention to California’s long-term English learners (LTELs), Californians Together has released Renewing Our Promise, a research and policy report by Manuel Buenrostro and Julie Maxwell-Jolly,...

Songs Help Cubans Trace Roots to Sierra Leone

The Ganga-Longoba of Perico, Cuba, have sung the same chants for decades – passing the traditions on from generation to generation. Until now, the singers had little knowledge of their ancestral roots – or how...

Boosting English Language Education in Saudi Arabia in an Unexpected Way

Online learning is quickly gaining popularity in the world of education, but there is a unique type of online learning that is often forgotten. It's something a truly vast number of young people in...

Costa Rican Spanish

Like most places, Costa Rica has its own unique words, phrases, and uses of language, so even fluent Spanish speakers can learn something new ¡Pura vida! This is Costa Rica’s national motto and embodies the country’s...

A Call For Diversity in Mobile App Languages

The mobile app market reached over 1.3 million available applications in July of 2014 and continues to be a booming business medium. Still greatly expanding, the Japanese app market surpassed the United States as...

ACTFL Tests for China

Language Testing International’s (LTI’s) Oral Proficient Interview computer system (OPIc), developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), was introduced in Shanghai to help people seeking employment in China demonstrate...

A Two-Generation Approach for ELL Education

A recent study by the Center for American Progress suggests that a two-generation approach is the best way to help educate English Language Learners (ELLs). Numerous studies have shown that parental engagement in school...

Tibetan Language Advocate Freed

Tashi Wangchuk, a Tibetan language rights activist who was imprisoned by the Chinese government on charges of inciting separatism, has been released upon completing a five-year sentence. Wangchuk was featured in a 2015 documentary...

Enthusiasm for Chinese Grows in Liberia

Chinese language and cultural studies will be offered as an undergraduate degree course for the first time at the University of Liberia and other colleges in the West African country, which came to being...

California Needs an English Learner Advocate

Language Magazine is lending its support to twenty Californian education, social justice, and civil rights organizations encouraging the state’s governor, Jerry Brown to appoint an English learner advocate to the State Board of Education. Nearly...
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