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Principals Still to Integrate Common Core for ELLs

According to a survey of more than a thousand elementary and middle school principals, over 70% have not taken action to integrate the Common Core into expanded learning opportunities, special education programs, or English-language...

Guadelupe Day

For Spanish Teachers: Today, December 12, is Guadalupe Day. Janice Holter Kittok has adapted the Virgen de Guadalupe story for novice-level Spanish learners. Knowing the story behind this Latino icon gives students insights into...

Spanish, Arabic, French & Chinese Most Needed in UK

UK Report Identifies Language Needs Last month, the British Council published a report calling on UK policymakers to introduce a broader range of languages into every child’s education.“Languages for the Future” identifies (in order of...

US Education Secretary Supports Languages for All

"Today, a nation's prosperity depends on its people's ability to thrive in the global marketplace. This is true for the U.S. and for our neighbors across the globe.What's more, in a nation as diverse...

Digital Literacy ‘as Important as Reading and Writing’ ?

“Becoming literate in how the technical world works is equivalent to reading, writing and maths. We need to look at this fourth literacy as mainstream,” argues Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation...

Celebrate International Education Week by Applying for High School Study Abroad Scholarships

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors many programs that are now accepting applications for scholarships that provide American high school students the opportunity to study abroad.Opportunities include:The Kennedy-Lugar...

Study Abroad at All-Time High

The number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by 7% to a record high of 819,644 students in the 2012/13 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by...

Bilingualism Better than ‘Any Drug’ at Delaying Dementia

Yet another study has confirmed the positive benefits of multilingualism on the brain but this is the first to show that the protective effects of bilingualism extend to people who are illiterate.According to the...

Survey of World Languages in Congress

In an effort to create a broad picture of second language capabilities among Americans, the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS) (www.languagepolicy.org) surveyed members of Congress to find out how many of...

State Dept Scholarships to Study Critical Languages Abroad

About 600 scholarships are available for the 2014-15 academic year for American high school students to study language through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. NSLI-Y is funded by the U.S....