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Free TESOL Lesson Plans, Activities

In preparation for the new school year, freshen up lesson plans with new ideas from the TESOL Resource Center (TRC). The TRC is full of free classroom activities, lesson plans, teaching tips, and assessment...

Informing Instruction for English Learners

A fresh start. A clean slate. The beginning of a new school year can be brimming with possibilities and excitement around the growth potential that has yet to be tapped for your students. It is...

Early Literacy Especially Important for ELLs

A new study from Oregon State University (OSU) shows that English learners are more likely to become proficient English speakers if they enter kindergarten with a strong initial grasp of academic language literacy, either in...

K–2 Library Resource PebbleGo Expands Its Spanish Content

Capstone’s K–2 online resource PebbleGo has added new Spanish materials. The latest offering, contextually translated to maintain proper academic vocabulary and supported by natural voice audio, will begin to roll out later this fall....

Arabic Downgraded in Israel

Israel has passed a “nation-state” law that gives exclusive rights to Jewish people and removes Arabic as an official language. The law states that Arabic will no longer be an official language but says...

Report Challenges California’s System to Identify English Learner Needs

Study of local plans identifies key improvements to fix the system Californians Together is releasing a new report today entitled Masking the Focus on English Learners which questions the efficacy of California’s accountability system in...

Lusophone Summit Strengthens Portuguese Ties

During last month’s two-day Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) summit in the Cabo Verde island of Sal, off the coast of West Africa, Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto called for more efforts to...

Emirates Embrace Chinese

Last month’s visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) not only strengthened bilateral relations between the two nations, but also provided a huge boost to the learning of Mandarin...

Allez les Bleus! Soccer Study Abroad

Soccer, the world’s favorite game, is an inspiration for language learnersThe excitement of this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia reverberated around the world, creating thousands of new fans, drawn in by unexpected results...

Should Spain’s Constitution be Gender Neutral?

Spain’s new socialist government has upset the Real Academia Española (RAE), the Spanish language’s official guardian, by asking it to see if Spain’s Constitution could become more gender neutral.Specifically, the government is seeking to...