Literacy/ESL

Dual-language Programs Improve Reading Skills

According to a recent study, the first of its kind and scale, students enrolled in dual-language immersions programs, in which students are taught in both English and a second language, outperform their single-language peers by...
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The Bogus Argument to Increase Testing

Stephen Krashen argues that assessment alone cannot improve achievement Few people are aware of the astonishing amount of testing the U.S. Department of Education is planning for our children. The Department of Education will require,...
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TESOL & ASU Partner to Offer Core Certificate

TESOL International Association has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to offer its TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP) beginning in January 2017. The...

Dept of Ed Partners with NCFL to Encourage Family Involvement

The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) and the U.S. Department of Education today announced a partnership to advance family engagement in education across the country. During the yearlong partnership, the Department and NCFL will...

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 language other than English at home. The California Department of...
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U.S. 4th Grade Reading Among Best in World

U.S. 4th Grade Reading Among Best in World Maybe our schools are better than we are being led to believe! Results of the 2011 PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) show that the only...
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Stressing Classy Communication

Margo Gottlieb and Gisela Ernst-Slavit know that academic language is important for all students and essential for English language learners In a midsized school, a veteran second-grade teacher is working diligently with her students on...

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. Congress to support dedicated school library funding in the reauthorization...
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Curing Initiative Fatigue

Teachers who are bombarded with short-lived projects and underused technology are in danger of losing their enthusiasm for new initiatives—Stacy Hurst and Laura Axtell explain how to kick off the new school year with...

New Standards for Short-Term TESOL Programs

In response to the proliferation of short-term TESOL certificate programs around the world, TESOL International Association has developed a set of standards for...