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Recognizing Language Disorders in Multilingual Children

Communication is a human right, in any and all languages. Children of all backgrounds start communicating from birth, though this communication looks and sounds...

Background Knowledge and Where to Get It

Stephen Krashen argues that those who read more know more Wexler (2023) has pointed out that a reader’s background knowledge is a significant predictor...

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Is Kindergarten too Early for Literacy?

The Common Core State Standards require that kindergarteners have the ability to read emergent texts with purpose and understanding. Kindergarten literacy standards are controversial...

New Standards for Short-Term TESOL Programs

In response to the proliferation of short-term TESOL certificate programs around the world,...

Investing in Teachers instead of Prisons

Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered a stirring speech at the National Press Club that was particularly relevant for minority and English learner students "I agree with...

California Supports Leaders in ELL Education

The 2014 California Language Census found that over 22% of California public school students are English language learners (ELLs) and over 43% speak a...

Four Years to English Proficiency

Study Finds English Learners in Seattle-Area Elementary Schools Successfully Reach Language and Literacy Targets in Nearly Four Years A new Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northwest...

Identifying Literacy and Learning Disabilities Early

New research from Northwestern University has found a quick way to detect future literacy challenges in children who have not yet learned to read...

Nevada Imposes Literacy by Third Grade

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed the Read by Three Act (SB 391) designed to improve early literacy and student achievement. The law includes...

Dual Language Programs Benefit ELLs

Parents of English languages learners (ELLs) often place their children in English language based classroom in hopes that they will pick up the language,...

English on the Upswing Among Latinos

According to a new report out by the Pew Research Center, English proficiency has hit all-time highs among Latinos, while Spanish is spoken less...

Call to Increase Federal School Library Funding

In a move supported by Language Magazine, a coalition of more than 20 education businesses, associations, and media groups has called on the U.S....

New Tablet-Based Interactive ELL Test

This fall, Pearson is launching TELL (Test of English Language Learning), a tablet-based assessment developed to help schools assess progress of English Language Learners...

Free Understanding Language MOOC

Stanford University Graduate School of Education and University of California Davis are offering a free, new MOOC: “Seven Essential Practices for Developing Academic Oral...

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