English

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

tr> According to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) of newly released Census Bureau...
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...

“The Emergence of Culture Out of Anarchy”: Self-Organization in the English Language

The English language has progressed over time without a handbook or guidance, so one would think that the structure...

Helping Academic English Learners Develop Productive Word Knowledge

Dr. Kate Kinsella offers evidence-based instructional practices to advance students’ verbal and written command of critical wordsVocabulary Knowledge and Overall Academic AchievementVocabulary plays a crucial role in all aspects of academic competence in K–12 schooling....

English Is Golden

California is more than a state — it’s a state of mind: dynamic, free-thinking, innovative, ecological, and liberal are just some of the adjectives that start to describe the most populous and diverse state...

Hansa Language Centre

Hansa Language Centre has been teaching languages to adult students from around the globe since 1969. It is one of Canada´s largest and most respected language schools. Its two campuses are just steps from...

Way with Words

Way with Words Input-Based Incremental Vocabulary Instruction by Joe Barcroft TESOL International Association 123 pages ISBN 193-1185752 Joe Barcroft premises his new book, Input-Based Incremental Vocabulary Instruction, by pointing out that while the subject of grammar acquisition...

Renovating Your Writing

Carving Words Renovating Your Writing: Shaping Ideas into Clear, Concise, and Compelling Messages Richard Kallan ISBN-10: 020525439X • ISBN-13: 9780205254392 (c)2013 • Pearson, White Plains, NYWriting successfully is often a challenging task, one that many people struggle with...