October 2011

Real World Education

October 2011 Cover

The decade since the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 has been dominated by the continuing “war on terror” and, more recently, persistent, economic recession. There may be a relationship between these two conditions but the reasons for them are less important than the measures we can take to mitigate their negative consequences. Remarkably, educators and educational activists, especially those in the language and literacy field, should feel empowered by the realization that their work can help to counteract the damage of these seemingly unsolvable problems. more



Survival Speech
Brian Lamar finds out first hand from Fort Carson troops how language training saves lives

Generational Divide
Lois Spitzer argues that teachers of all disciplines need to adapt to the needs of differing groups of non-native English learners

Need Children Read ‘Proficiently’ by Grade 3?
Stephen Krashen presents some possible misinterpretations of the ‘Double Jeopardy’ study

The Digital N8ives are Restless
Alan Rudi of Thesys International explains how hybrid education can help to include all learners whatever their language background

Learning in the Active Voice
It’s hardly surprising that combining language study with a worthwhile activity has become more popular than ever — luckily, the array of options is increasing to meet the demand

Kickstart Your TESOL Career
Here’s a cross section of TESOL Master’s Programs on offer

English, Chinese, French Most Useful for Business

Last Writes Richard Lederer and attracting opposites