Features

References for Sharing Content March 2018

Ball, P., Kelly, K., & Clegg, J. (2015). Putting CLIL into practice. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. Brinton, D. M. (2014). . Journal of Immersion...

Meeting Teachers’ Needs to Help Dyslexic Students Succeed

Shantell Thaxton Berrett explains why teachers need targeted professional development and resources to best serve students with language-based learning disabilities The beginning of a new...

Great Teachers Aren’t Born, They’re Taught

Mary Thrond explores trends in world language development for teachers (Teaching Works, University of Michigan, www.teachingworks.org) Commissioned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress...

Making Hindi Official at the UN

The Indian government is prepared to spend up to four billion rupees ($63 million) to make Hindi one of the official languages of the...

Literacy

ESL Students Outperforming Native Speakers in England

Pupils with English as a second language (ESL), outperform pupils whose mother tongue is English in the UK General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE),...

Bill in Congress Aims to Help ELL Teacher Shortage

The Reaching English Learners Act has been introduced in Congress in hopes of creating a solution to the national shortage of ELL teachers. The...

What’s Hot in Literacy

Mother-tongue literacy, access, and equity under-recognized A new report released by the International Literacy Association (ILA) reveals wide gaps between what’s truly valuable to educators...

Empowering English Learners as Assets

Johanna Even and Mawi Asgedom help us empower English learners through an asset-based mindset A refugee from Ethiopia has just joined your first-grade class. During the first...

World Language News

New Zealand Pushes for English as Official Language

A new bill has been submitted in New Zealand to make English the official language. New Zealand First submitted the bill. The nationalist, populist...

Lead with Languages & Get a Free Multilingual Baby Book

February 2018 is Lead with Languages Advocacy Month. Throughout this month, we will...

TCEA Conference In Full Swing

The Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention and Exposition is in its second day in Austin, with activities running until February 9. TCEA (Texas...

Last Chance For Boren Scholarship

Friday February 8 is the last chance to apply for the study abroad Boren Scholarships. These scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion,...

Resources

Diglossia Releases Mubakkir Arabic Early Reading Assessment

Diglossia has announced the release of Mubakkir, an Arabic early-reading assessment designed for native and nonnative learners at beginning and intermediate proficiency levels. Experts...
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Languages

Boost to Arabic Learning in UK

Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Arabic, and German are the languages the UK will need...

Al Jazeera Launches Chinese Site

Al Jazeera has launched a Mandarin-language news website targeting a Chinese population of 1.4...

Making Hindi Official at the UN

The Indian government is prepared to spend up to four billion rupees ($63 million) to make Hindi one of the official languages of the...

La Doppia Vita

Simona Montanari proves how an Italian-English dual-language program in Southern California is improving English literacy In the public classrooms of Glendale Unified School District, a...

Professional Development

B.O.O.S.T. Your Instruction!

Anne Paonessa finds ways to make the most of class contact time What is the one universal truth for all teachers regardless of the country...

Interpreting and Translating

Not all linguists make great teachers, so a career in translating or interpreting may be the right move, especially since the U.S. Bureau of...

Academic Language Matters

Scott B. Freiberger faces the challenge of helping English learners get the right register As...

The Art of Teaching

M. Elhess, E. Elturki, and J. Egbert offer strategies to support creativity in the language classroom “Our students aren’t creative,” claimed one of the language teachers in the...

What Does Good Blended Learning Look Like?

Stephen Noonoo shares best practices for blended learning programs that work During the past few...