COVID-19

Cambridge English offers support for English language teachers

Cambridge University Press ELT and Cambridge Assessment English have reached over two million users already with free, online content to support teachers and learners to meet the huge challenges posed by the global pandemic. The...
Doctor checking Asian senior patient wearing a face mask in hospital for protection from infection

Coronavirus Language Access Act Introduced to Senate

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) have introduced the Coronavirus Language Access Act, which expands access to coronavirus-related resources by increasing language access...

Teach For America Moves Summer Institute Online

Teach for America is largely known for its Summer Training Institute, and this year the nonprofit is preparing to move its program online. Running June 11 to July 10, the full network of incoming...

Multiplying Divisions

Daniel Ward argues that the digital divide is not just a connectivity problem The sudden closure of schools across the U.S. is resulting in very different experiences for students depending on their ages, languages, zip...

COVID’s Effects on Minority Groups

Although several pundits tried to push the idea that the COVID-19 pandemic was the “great equalizer” early on in the pandemic, it’s become quite clear that these assertions were premature and perhaps overly collectivist...

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...

Last Speaker of Sare Language Dies

On April 4, Licho, one of the four last speakers of the Great Andamanese language family and the last speaker of the Sare language died of tuberculosis and heart disease in Port Blair on...

A Voice for English Teachers in Africa

America-jin desuka? Nai, Africa-jin desu. Back in 2009, as I sat at a train station in Kobe, Japan, waiting for...

Reading under Lockdown

Each year, Renaissance releases the What Kids Are Reading report, and each year it grows by leaps and bounds.1 This year’s report looked at the reading habits of seven million students from more than...
Word map showing frequency of Spanish words in tweets

Aggressive Language Tweets Rise in Spanish Lockdown

Study of Twitter language reveals antipathy to Spanish governmental decisions Aggressive language on Twitter in Spain has grown during the lockdown, according to a study conducted by researchers from Valencia’s Polytechnic University (UPV), based on...
Language Magazine