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October 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Enabling Education Anna Uhl Chamot explains how teaching learning strategies can be the catalyst for lifelong learning Bilingual Comprehension Deborah Chitester presents...
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August 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Online Testing Language Magazine’s guide to choosing the right assessments for your students Teaching Language for Learning Jim Cummins offers strategies to help teachers...

July 2017

Inside Language Magazine July 2017 Issue The Case for Comprehensible Input Stephen Krashen provides the evidence to support his hypothesis of second-language acquisition Being Multilingual: Making My Dreams Come True Liliana Isabella Honeywood Sánchez, sixth...
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March 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Squeezing California Schools Karling Aguilera-Fort believes that California’s Year of Education should be renamed the Year of Increasing Disservice to Language Learners...
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May 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Ending All Literary Crises Stephen Krashen presents some very good news about children’s literature, some very bad news about access to books,...

Reading for Number One

Bruce B. Brown examines how independent reading can transform the oute to English language acquisition Whether in the elementary grades or adults in higher education, for English language learners (ELLs), reading is the most important...
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November 2007

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Harvesting Help Lori Langer de Ramírez shares her school district’s way of inspiring students to not only love languages but also...

July 2007

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Language Teaching 101 Christine Lanphere, Language Teacher of the Year, explains how getting the best from students can be as simple as...

October 2009

Expert Investment Advice Any suggestion that we should be spending more on education right now is usually met with derision as state and local governments struggle to maintain services. However, when the recommendation...

May 2009

One of the few benefits of recession is that it begs us to question the policies that have led us to such a situation. Much has been said about economic decisions, lax regulation, and corporate greed but there has been less discussion about the societal structure which has fomented such economic turmoil. At the heart of our society is a sytem which fails to adequately prepare vast numbers of children to succeed in the Information Age.

A new study by the consulting firm McKinsey entitled “The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools” (available at www.mckinsey.com) estimates that if we had closed the racial achievement gap and black and Latino student performance had caught up with that of white students by 1998, U.S. GDP last year would have been between $310 and $525 billion higher. If the gap between low-income students and the rest had been narrowed, U.S. GDP in 2008 would have been $400 to $670 billion higher.