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Language Magazine’s Short Guide to the Oscars Foreign Language Nominees

The annual awards ceremony is under way this month, and the race for best foreign-language film is under way. This year’s nominations have been in the news particularly more because of the Iranian director,...

Mother Language Dictates Reading Strategy

Research Offers Insight to the Way ELLs Learn to Read

Society-wide Benefits of DACA

According to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has had a "significant impact" on the educational outcomes of undocumented immigrant youth, including a 15%...

Simple Speech May Slow Autistic Children

A new study, published in Cognition, suggests that because parents speak to their autistic children using fewer words and less complex sentences than do parents of typical children, the development of autistic children’s language...

Mississippi Approves Seal of Biliteracy

The Mississippi State Board of Education has voted to approve the state’s Seal of Biliteracy Policy and Mississippi Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines at the local level and guidance on...

Chinese Writing ‘Robot’ Stirs Debate

The story of a Chinese schoolgirl and her character-copying machine has sparked a debate about how the Chinese language should be taught in this age of automation.

Budget Cuts Fly in the Face of Education

While boosting defense spending by $54 billion, the Trump administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget seeks to cut the Education Department’s $68 billion budget by $9 billion, or 13% in the fiscal year starting October....

Focus on Student-Centered Learning

In Future-Focused Learning: Ten Essential Shifts of Everyday Practice, published by Solution Tree, author Lee Watanabe-Crockett details how educators can shift instruction to focus on student-centered learning competencies to...

43 Million American Adults Have ‘Low’ English Literacy Levels

White and Hispanic adults make up the largest percentage of U.S. adults with low levels of English literacy, according to the most...

Boost to Arabic Learning in UK

Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Arabic, and German are the languages the UK will need most following Brexit, according to a report released by the...