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How Gender Bends Meaning

English does not have grammatical gender—nouns are not classified as “masculine” or “feminine” as they are in other European languages. But we do have words that denote gender, like man or girl. There is...

Spanish Ballots ‘Critical for Democracy’

As voting rights and voter suppression have become hot topics in Washington, the lack of multilingual ballots in some parts of the US is a cause for concern. Spanish and other non-English ballots are not...

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 9: Over-Reliance on One Method

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 9 In the last volume of “Rumi in the Language Classroom”, the story of “a man and his cow” in Rumi’s “Masnavi-e-Manavi” is discussed. This is the story of...

Rumi in the Language Classroom: Misscaffolding

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 8 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 hereSee Vol 5 hereSee Vol 6 here In this eighth volume, the story of “a policeman and...

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...

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 7: Operational Definition

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 7 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 hereSee Vol 5 hereSee Vol 6 here In the seventh part of Rumi in the Language Classroom,...

After Whiteness

From the canon to hiring practices to the classroom, we would be speaking about an entirely different field of...

“Who You Be?”: Welcoming in the Language of Critical Love

And I love myself(The world is a ghetto with big guns and picket signs)I love myself(But it can do...

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 6: Learner Differences

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 6 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 here See Vol 5 here In this sixth volume, we will explore another story by Rumi...

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 5: The Pain of Professional Development

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 5 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 here In the fifth part of “Rumi in the Language Classroom”, we will explore one of...
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