Education

Volunteering for All the Right Reasons

Volunteers not only help others but are often the beneficiaries of their ‘altruism’ Volunteering abroad isn’t just good for the soul and a great...

Germans Give $1.2 Million for English Research

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted a Reinhart Koselleck Project to Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik of the Department of English at the University of Freiburg. The foundation awards aid to people with outstanding...

Free English Lessons in the UK for Non-native Speakers

Long-established group of English-language schools, British Study Centres (BSC) is now offering free English lessons for local, non-native speakers. The classes aim to increase the quality of their students’ lives, so they can be independent and live...

Distance education for Syrian refugee children in Gaziantep

Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), a NGO focused on emergency-response technologies, has developed a system that allows children to continue learning from home after the closure of two of their supported learning centers in Gaziantep,...

Oct. 5 is World Teachers’ Day

October 5 is World Teachers' Day and this year the theme is "Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future." The following is an excerpt from a joint message from UNESCO, the International Labour Organization,...

The Art of Teaching

M. Elhess, E. Elturki, and J. Egbert offer strategies to support creativity in the language classroom “Our students aren’t creative,” claimed one of the language teachers in the professional development workshop. The other participating teachers nodded in agreement. “How...

California’s Crossborder Cooperation

Today, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson went to Mexico to meet with leaders of Baja California’s education system, to increase cooperation, and better serve California students who end up attending school...

Reaching English Learners Act Gains Support

TESOL International Association has pledged its support for the bipartisan Reaching English Learners Act (H.R. 1153, S. 5​45). The legislation would create a grant program for colleges and universities under Title II Part B...

SYLLABLE Act Promotes Access to Dual Language Immersion Programs

Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva introduced the Supporting Young Language Learners’ Access to Bilingual Education (SYLLABLE) Act in the House of Representatives. The bill helps establish high-quality dual-language immersion programs in communities with...

The Wonderful World of Words

Vocabulary is one of the Five Pillars of Literacy. A deep understanding of nuanced words is key for comprehension and spoken and written communication. Ensuring that students know the right words, that they learn...
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