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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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Report Highlights Language Study Shortfalls

Many language programs at US colleges and universities remain strong despite challenging national and local conditions, according to a comprehensive new report, Enrollments in...

IDRA to co-host Webinar Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Lau v. Nichols

In 1974, Lau v. Nichols established the right of non-English language speaking students to receive an equal education. IDRA founder Dr. José Cárdenas...

Opinion: Popular Balance and Support in Migration

Migration and language learning are so intrinsically linked that, especially at this time of year, language educators cannot help but think about the millions...

Does Language Affect Color Differentiation?

A new study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has revealed the materialization of specific words to distinguish specific colors in a small...

Japanese Guide Created for Immigrants

As Japan’s immigrant population reaches record highs in response to demand for workers as the country's indigenous population ages, volunteers in the Western prefecture...

Swedish Dictionary Complete After 140 Years

The definitive record of the Swedish language in the form of an official Swedish dictionary has finally reached completion after 140 years in the...

Macron Backs Ban on Gender-Inclusive French 

In France, the Senate, including President Macron, has voted in favor of a proposed law banning the use of gender neutral and gender inclusive language...

California Commits to Teaching Media Literacy

From January 1 2024, California public schools will begin teaching courses in media literacy, where students will learn to identify and distinguish valid news...

University Trains Mexican Indigenous Language Teachers

On October 12, the date which commemorates the beginning of the European conquest of America, the new University of Indigenous Languages of Mexico (ULIM)...

No Benefit to Segregating English Learners

Grouping English learners (ELs) together in classrooms has no impact—positive or negative—on reading development for elementary school students, according to a new study by...

The Future of Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) is creating exciting new opportunities...

California Bill to Battle Bilingual Teacher Shortage

Working to support bilingual students in one of...

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