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Language Teacher vs. Acquisition Facilitator

Carol Gaab focuses on the learners in front of her, not on a method, a curriculum, or a plan Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word. Select the correct tense of the...

French Writer Wins Guadalajara Award

Yves Bonnefoy has been awarded the 2013 Guadalajara International Book Fair Prize in Romance Languages for a work dedicated to "the great pillars of poetic modernity," including Baudelaire, Celan, and Rimbaud. The jury awarded the...
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Interactive Story Brings Life to Endangered Languages

When people speak a language it keeps it from going extinct. That is the motivation behind the new interactive animated language site My Grandmother’s Lingo. The animation, created by the Australian public media network...

Pakistan Needs 40,000 Chinese Interpreters

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is part of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. Known as the New Silk Road, the project currently involves 65 countries, with more expected to join, and caters...

‘Blowfish Effect’: How Children Learn Words

Even young children know what typical dogs and fish look like, and they apply that knowledge when they hear new words, reports a team from the Princeton Baby Lab, where researchers study how babies...

Poor Students, Rich Teaching

Solution Tree has released the revised edition of Eric Jensen’s best-selling book, Poor Students, Rich Teaching, along with a companion title, The Handbook for Poor Students, Rich Teaching (co-published with ASCD). With a...

Use Language to Fight COVID-19 Misinformation

"We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic." - Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) In India, people are being told the Coronavirus only survives on surfaces for 12...

Reading Your Rights

The first federal civil-rights lawsuit in U.S. history to secure the right of access to literacy is currently being argued in Michigan (see News, p. 9). The district judge has ruled that, despite its...
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Democrat Nixes Florida Spanish Debate

A planned, televised U.S. Senate debate between Republican incumbent Marco Rubio and Democratic candidate, Rep. Patrick Murphy, has been canceled because Murphy would not agree to debate in Spanish. According to an email from Univision...

Improving Accountability for English Learners in California

Californians Together, a statewide education advocacy coalition, has introduced a new framework for accountability focused on the needs of English learner (EL) students in California, with the support of 20 organizations including Advancement Project...
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