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Plan to Promote French across Canada

The government of Québec is proposing the celebration of an annual Francophonie Day as part of a three-year plan to reinforce French across the country. The province’s Treasury Board chair, Sonia LeBel, said she...

Misclassification of Ukrainian Sparks Outcry

Despite years of coverage on the language conflict in Ukraine in Language Magazine and many other media outlets, and a heartfelt, poetic explanation of the subjugation of Ukrainian, there are still commentators who question the status of Ukrainian as...

Cuba Introduces Secondary Chinese

Over 100 seventh graders from Fructuoso Rodríguez school in the central Havana district of Plaza de la Revolución will start Chinese classes during the new academic year. “I am opening the doors to my...

Potential Genetic Factor in Specific Language Impairment

A team of researchers at the University of Kansas has identified a possible genetic factor underlying specific language impairment (SLI), a communication disorder whose cause has long stumped researchers. SLI typically entails delayed language...

Take Action to Support English Learners! FY23 Title III Funding

Take action to support English Learners! Ask your Representative to join Reps. Langevin, Craig, García, and Leger Fernandez in sending a letter to Chairwoman DeLauro and Ranking Member Cole on the House Labor, Health and...

Pluralism of Nouns

People who grow up speaking English never have to worry about one of the odder parts of our grammar: noncount nouns (also called mass nouns).These are words like sand or butter that don’t have usual plural forms, don’t use indefinite articles...

Ubongo Promotes Pan-African Early Literacy

Africa’s leading creator and producer of children’s educational media, Ubongo, has announced the launch of Season Four of Akili and Me: “Words and Sounds with Akili.” The popular African preschool show helps kids discover...
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English Learners Slide More During Summer

For many students—particularly those that are historically underserved—the summer break from learning perpetuates inequitable achievement gaps, according to an overview of current research studies...

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,...

Pretext for Learning

Our school systems are structured around the simple plan that students learn to read for the first few years and then they read to learn. This basic strategy has been so ingrained into the...
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