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Reports of OELA’s Demise Hopefully Exaggerated

Advocacy groups are denouncing a proposed merging of the federal Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) into the Office for Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). Education Department officials have said that the restructuring plan...

Advancing English Learner Equity in Math

Report Shows Promising Practices in California and Offers Key Recommendations A new report from The Education Trust—West finds promising practices around the state that...

TESOL Unveils its Six Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners

TESOL International Association has released a “set of universal guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and language acquisition theory.” The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners are “targets for...

Michigan Passes Official English Bill

Without any prior discussion, the Michigan House of Representatives has passed a bill, HB 4053, making English as the state’s official language of government. The vote was mainly along party lines with the Republican...

Learn English with Ted Talks

Video-Based Learning App Supports English Language Learning CoursesNational Geographic Learning (NGL), a Cengage company, has announced the release of Learn English with TED Talks, an app developed in partnership with TED designed for students...

Paper Books are Better in Bed

Many of us choose to end the day curled up in bed with a good read, and as technology revolutionizes the publishing industry and convenient, sexy e-readers replace bulky, paper-cut-inducing books, more and more...

Study Tracks Progress of English Learners

A recent study out of Philadelphia tracked kindergartners who were learning English and found that four years later almost 60% had achieved proficiency, but more students had become proficient in oral language (listening and speaking...

America Becoming More Multilingual

According to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) of newly released Census Bureau data for 2016, a record 65.5 million...
pink man thinking, showing metacognition

Metacognition-English Word of the Day

" Metacognition " is often simply defined as "thinking about thinking."According to Merriam-Webster, Metacognition is " awareness or analysis of one's own learning or thinking processes.For example: research on metacognition … has demonstrated the value of...

Celebrate English Today

April 23 is United Nations' English Language Day, which is celebrated annually on the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare. The UN celebration is the result...