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Tutoring App Bridges Gap for Language Learners

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For many students, having a personal tutor to help them learn new languages, while a fantastic opportunity, may seem out of reach due to financial, geographical, or a myriad of other difficulties. Star Tutors falls in line with the current trend of virtual education and virtual teaching, and...

Genius Plaza Unveils New English Language Course

Genius Plaza—an education-technology social enterprise working to ignite the genius in every child—launched the Genius Explorers program at Virtual Educa 2017, the international conference on education, professional training, innovation, cooperation, and development taking place in Bogotá, Colombia. Genius Explorers is an English language program with courses for students ages...

Products for the New School Year

Language Magazine has compiled a list of new products to help teachers and students in and out of the classroom  FuelEd Made by: Middlebury Interactive LanguagesWebsite: fueleducation.comThis fall, Fuel Education (FuelEd) is expanding its English language learner (ELL) and world language online course offerings. The new Level Entering ELL course for ELLs...

PandaTree’s Dynamic New Learning Platform

PandaTree’s new live video tutoring platform gets kids engaged and motivated to learn languages by allowing them to put Mandarin or Spanish language skills to work in authentic virtual settings.Tutors and students see each other onscreen during the lesson while also looking at PandaTree’s proprietary ACTFL-aligned curriculum.The new platform expands the range of materials that tutors can share with...

Free Bilingual E-Books

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Moondrop Entertainment, the creator of Drawp for School educational software, and Infinity Insurance, sponsor of the award-winning Read Conmigo bilingual literacy program, are working together to provide digital versions of free Spanish and English bilingual books to elementary schools. The complete Read Conmigo library will be rolled out on the Drawp Resource Marketplace, a site for teachers to browse,...

Space Polygot

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Space Polyglot is a new game for mobile devices which uses space travel as a backdrop and builds on the suggestopedia methodology to help people remember vocabulary while having fun.“We came up with the idea for Space Polyglot when we discovered suggestopedia—a learning method developed by renowned Bulgarian scientist and professor Dr. Georgi Lozanov that helped people memorize languages...

Global English Language Teacher Award

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Pearson ELT has launched a new award to celebrate inspirational teachers. The global award will showcase teachers who have implemented innovative ways of teaching in their classrooms leading to improved learning outcomes, from the big innovations to the everyday.Teachers everywhere are adopting new digital tools, implementing new ideas, and coming up with innovative solutions that improve outcomes for their...

Multilingual Comics

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Teachers looking for exciting authentic materials will be pleased to hear that Marvel Comics is teaming up with Italian publisher Panini Comics to translate some of its most popular stories into French, German, and Italian digital collections. Titles included in the translations are Deadpool, Civil War, Avengers, and Ms. Marvel. New titles will be released each month.“The arrival of...

Free Mobile App for Adult English Learners

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Learning Upgrade has launched a mobile app that enables English Language Learners (ELLs) to access their musical lessons on their own using any device, including phones and tablets, and is designed to improve students’ time on task by no longer limiting them to sitting in front of a computer.“Low-literate, low-income adults often do not have computer and internet access...

Answering the Call for Spanish Parity in K-5

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American Reading Company (ARC) offers a comprehensive core curriculum in English and Spanish that provides the materials equity and language parity districts are searching for.ARC’s thematic inquiry curriculum maximizes learning time by incorporating content-area research into daily reading and writing instruction. Districts can design the scope and sequence by selecting the topics to use in each grade (more than...