Literacy/ESL

Accessibility and Inclusivity in Language Education

Education, in general, is facing issues with providing students with accessibility options; likewise, that inevitably affects the field of language acquisition. What can educators do to assist people with hearing...

Taking the Fear Out of Dyslexia

It has only been in the last decade or so that dyslexia has been recognized as a legitimate issue. In the past, dyslexia has been ignored, discounted, or morphed...

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,...

Reading in Any Language Improves Reading Levels in English

A new study shows early reading in any language helps children learn to read English. The study, titled English Reading Growth in Spanish-Speaking Bilingual Students: Moderating Effect of English Proficiency...

Introduction to Teaching Adult ELLs

Published by Cambridge University Press, Teaching Adult English Language Learners is a fully revised and updated edition of Betsy Parrish’s definitive textbook...

43 Million American Adults Have ‘Low’ English Literacy Levels

White and Hispanic adults make up the largest percentage of U.S. adults with low levels of English literacy, according to the most...
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New Media Literacy Resources Available Online

California reacts to the "fake" information crisis The California Department of Education (CDE) has created an online media literacy resource page for educators. The...

Help Your Students Slide Up, Not Down, Over the Summer

During the summer months, young children lose literacy gains made during the school year, a phenomenon known as “summer slide.” The...

Connecting the Community

Tracey Smith makes integrating English language learners into her school’s community a lesson in empathy I’m the principal at Brookwood...

Making Learning Come to Life

“Ultimately, the outcome of maker education and educational makerspaces leads to determination, independence, and creative problem solving, and an authentic preparation for the real world...