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Making Connections That Count

Roberto Rivera explores the vital connection between social and cultural competence—for both students and teachers My father is from Nicaragua, and when I was growing up, he brought several of his siblings to the U.S....

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...

Free English Lessons in the UK for Non-native Speakers

Long-established group of English-language schools, British Study Centres (BSC) is now offering free English lessons for local, non-native speakers. The classes aim to increase the quality of their students’ lives, so they can be independent and live...

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...

Learn English with Ted Talks

Video-Based Learning App Supports English Language Learning Courses National 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...

Spain’s ‘Wealth of Bilingualism’

The director of Spain’s Instituto Cervantes applauded the country’s linguistic diversity and said that people should “understand the enormous wealth of living in a country with so many languages.” During a meeting with the...

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...

Innovative English Immersion

The English language program market in the U.S. has been challenged for the last several years by lower enrollments—and now, the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly taken its toll on the industry. Programs are experiencing...

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...

Creating Community Connections

On March 13, 2020, when the seriousness of the coronavirus hit our campus, classes, lectures, programs, conferences, and celebrations had to be cancelled or reinvented. Faculty, staff, and students received that same night the...
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