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Demand Increases for Modern Language Professors

According to the Modern Language Association (MLA), there will probably be more full-time jobs in 2012-13 in the U.S. for foreign-language professors than for those with doctorates in English for the first time in...

Guide to Help Leaders Improve ELL Instruction

Supporting English Language Learners: A Pocket Guide for State and District Leaders summarizes the ELL-relevant information presented in 34 approved applications for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waivers and suggests promising practices...

U.S. 4th Grade Reading Among Best in World

Maybe our schools are better than we are being led to believe!Results of the 2011 PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) show that the only countries with better 4th Grade reading levels...
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December 2012

2013 Year Planner Follow language-related events, observances, conferences, workshops, award and grant deadlines all year longCutting to the Common Core: Communicating on the Same Wavelength Kate Kinsella explains why we should stop scolding teenagers and their schoolsHoliday...

Microsoft Claims Interpretation Breakthrough

Rashid Demonstrates Interpretation Microsoft's chief research officer, Rick Rashid, has announced that the software giant hopes to have "systems that can completely break down language barriers" within the next few years. In a video...

Spanish Renaissance

Alex Correa, president of Lectorum Publications, the large independent distributor of Spanish-language books in the U.S., believes interest in Spanish-language -- because of the many Spanish speakers and the importance of being bilingual in...

International Students Add $23 Billion to U.S. Economy

The 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds that the number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by 6% to a record high of 764,495...

Abu Dhabi Education Council Focuses on Improving Arabic Skills

An assessment project titled “Tama’an” (Observe Carefully) was recently introduced by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). Created to give students the necessary tools for school, it will focus on promoting national identity and...

Your Country Needs You to Study Abroad

Making the case for study abroad immersion learningJust in case you still need to convince someone (a parent?) of the benefits of studying abroad, here are the 13 reasons that none other than the...