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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...

What is Orania?

Orania is a White Dutch–only enclave and an “independent” country inside South Africa. Inside Orania, English and the majority of African languages are banned—sort...

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Applications Now Open for John Smartt Summer Scholars Program

Rutgers Graduate School of Education is now accepting applications for their virtual internship program, John Smartt Summer Scholars. The program provides interested master's students...

OELA Regains Management of Title III Funds

Last month, management of Title III—the state grants...

META to Host Conference for Teachers of Emergent Multilingual Learners

On Saturday, March 2, META (Multilingual Educators Transforming Achievement) is inviting educators in the Central Valley of California to join them for a day...

Make Hay before the Sun Sets

The sun is shining on language education in the US, and 2024 could turn out to be a pivotal year for the creation of...

Tone More Important than Phonetics for Babies’ Language Development 

A new study by the University of Cambridge,...

Push for Guernesiais to be Taught in UK Channel Islands Schools

On the island of Guernsey in the English Channel, the language commission chair has announced that the native language of the island should be...

Chinese Government Pledges Support for Promotion of Mandarin Worldwide

In Beijing, a senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official has pledged support for ongoing efforts to maintain Chinese language education internationally, and to...

Bilingualism May Improve Attention Control

According to a study recently published in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, people who speak two languages may be better at shifting their attention from...

Art of Arabic Language Celebrated

Monday 18 December marked the United Nations World Arabic Language Day, an annual tribute to Arabic language and culture. Celebrated in many Arabic nations and...

Bahasa Indonesia Made UNESCO Official Language

Bahasa Indonesia, the official and national language of Indonesia, has been designated an official language of UNESCO at its recent General Conference in Paris....

ChatGPT Fails Spanish Test

Researchers from Spain’s Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), together with colleagues from the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) and the University of Valladolid...

Small Investment Offers Big Literacy Gains

Research by Stanford University found that 75 of the lowest-performing California elementary schools that received funding from an out-of-court settlement made significant progress on...

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