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CDC to Colleges: ‘Consider’ Canceling Exchange Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. has released guidance for institutes of higher education with students participating...

What Does Good Blended Learning Look Like?

During the past few years, blended learning has been hailed by schools worldwide as everything from the future of education to the...

Language Teacher vs. Acquisition Facilitator

Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word. Select the correct tense of the verb for...

The Art of Teaching

“Our students aren’t creative,” claimed one of the language teachers in the professional development workshop. The other participating teachers nodded in agreement.

Speak ‘Parentese’—not Baby Talk—to Boost Language Skills

While having full-on conversations with babies can seem bizarre, it actually boost language skills, according to a new study. Unlike traditional ‘baby talk’, which...

Senator Introduces Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching (BEST) Act

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has introduced the Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching (BEST) Act (S. 3328) into the U.S. senate. The act...

Bengali: The Language that Sparked a Revolution

February 21 is International Mother Language Day (IMLD) and every year since 2000, UNESCO has led the world in celebrating the occasion. IMLD was...

PhD Student Makes History as First to Defend Thesis in Quechua

A doctoral student in Peru, Roxana Quispe Collantes, is the first to write and defend a thesis in Quechua. The indigenous language, which boasts over eight million...

French-Language Teachers Set to Strike this Friday

French-language teachers in Ontario, Canada say they will strike on Friday Feb. 27 as contract negotiations continue to fall through. Members of Association des enseignantes et des...

Celebrate International Mother Language Day on Feb. 21

February 21 is International Mother Language Day and this year's theme is "Languages without borders." In an open letter, Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay said, "By bringing...