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July 2016

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July 2016 -- Inside the Issue Competing Culturally The Building cultural competence is the core mission of this publication and a recurring theme of this column, so it’s hardly surprising that we welcome the recent Kurashiki Declaration (June 2016, p19) by the education ministers of the world’s most powerful economies that skills in this area should be an integral part of...

June 2016

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Crossing the Dividing Line The promise that educational technology would be the key to closing the achievement gap between middle-class white students and less-affluent minority students has not been met for several reasons, some of them systemic, but one fundamental reason behind the slow progress should be relatively easy to overcome: fast internet access for all at school and at...

May 2016

No Student Is an Island Globalization is here to stay, like it or not, so all of our educational systems should strive to produce graduates who are capable of operating in the international arena. This is a key 21st-century skill. Ideally, everyone should have the opportunity to study abroad, because the physical experience of adapting to a foreign culture produces learning...

July Edition

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 grade, writes poetry and an essay about her multilingual experience Speaking Spanish Vista Higher Learning’sNorah Lulich Jones explains how their new Senderos program gets students speaking...

March Edition

In this issue: Helping Academic English Learners Develop Productive Word Knowledge Dr. Kate Kinsella offers evidence-based instructional practices to advance students’ verbal and written command of critical words Language Teacher vs. Acquisition Facilitator Carol Gaab focuses on the learners in front of her, not on a method, a curriculum, or a plan Multilingual Myth Busting Kathy Stein-Smith uses linguistic and cultural knowledge as weapons in the battle against...

October 2016 Issue Out Now

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What’s the Secret? Jennifer Helfand  verses on the ‘musts’ of language learning Crucial Connections Diane Barone encourages parents and teachers to work together to support English Learners’ literacy acquisition Honing Heritage Learners Maria M. Carreira describes the challenges of teaching mixed classes Working for Every Student’s Right to Read Donell Pons, an educator and ‘reluctant expert,’ shares her personal mission to help students...

September 2016

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In Our September Issue:  Stressing Classy Communication Margo Gottlieb and Gisela Ernst-Slavit know that academic language is important for all students and essential for English language learners Testing Benefits Mariana Castro shows what language proficiency assessments have to offer educators of English Learners Helping Students Find their Voices Adrienne Almeida examines the unique challenges that ELL students face and the impact these challenges have on their...

January 2008

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Vote for a Change As we enter 2008, there is a sense of optimism in the U.S despite ongoing international conflicts and gloomy economic indicators. The only explanation for this paradox must be that the need for change is the common thread in nearly all the prospective presidential candidates’ platforms, and the impetus to break with the old is...

February 2008

An Educational Stimulus It now seems inevitable that the U.S. economy will go into recession over the next year. Economic analysts will disagree about the causes, its severity and its duration, but one thing we can be sure of is that we will be told that there is not enough money to properly fund our schools and asked to make...

March 2008

Redrawing the Political Langscape Now that the Republicans have chosen their Presidential candidate and the Democratic contest is reaching its climax, political analysts across America are searching for demographic indicators to help predict the outcomes of primaries in the key states of Ohio and Texas this month. Pundits have been quick to claim that supporters can be classified according to...