Literacy/ESL

Gates Highlights English Learners

During a speech last month at a meeting of the Council of Great City Schools in Cleveland, Ohio, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates outlined a change of direction in his foundation’s approach to education funding...
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What’s the Secret?

Jennifer Helfand verses on the ‘musts’ of language learning Vocabulary and grammar. When I was a child, I thought that these were the only two things I needed in order to learn another language. I...

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 Language and Literacy in Every Subject” is now open for...

Updated Federal Data on English Learners

The U.S. Department of Education launched a new interactive web page dedicated to data on English Learner students (ELs). The site uses colorful maps, bar graphs, and charts to provide a clearer understanding of...

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, but bilingual education may be the better decision. A recent...

Taking Teaching to New Heights

Denise Murray examines the future of the TESOL profession in preparation for next month’s international summit What are the megatrends (political, economic, social, intercultural, legal, and digital) that are impacting English and English language education?...

Bill May Relax AZ English Immersion

2/19/19 UPDATE: Arizona’s House Education Committee has unanimously approved HCR 2026, which would give Arizona voters the opportunity to repeal the state’s...

Bilingualism Benefits Low-income Children

In a study published in Psychological Science, the journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Pascale Engel de Abreu of the University of Luxembourg and her colleagues examine the effects of bilingualism on the...

Survey Demands More PD for EL Educators

According to the results of the 2017 EL Education Report, a new survey conducted by McGraw-Hill Education, 99% of respondents believe professional development for teachers and staff members is essential for effective EL instruction....

Black Dialects a Barrier to Justice

Write caption… Independence Hall, originally known as Pennsylvania State House is where the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were signed, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,...