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Rebuilding Haiti through Education

by Kristal Bivona Over two years after its devastating earthquake, Haiti is still in the midst of reconstruction and recovery. Last month, the first conference dedicated entirely to recovery through education, HaïtiÉduc’2012, brought together educators and experts from around the world to focus on rebuilding the Haitian education system. Seminars took place in different regions of the Caribbean nation and...

Eat Up the Big Apple

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Lizzie Olster finds something for every student in New York City No matter what you’re looking for in a study abroad destination, New York has got you covered. Whether you’re after exhilarating new experiences or a piece of home abroad, New York will both thrill and comfort you. From iconic city sights like the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and...

Recognizing the Learner

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Nile Stanley and Yue Meng explore the effect of culture on the learning process With the fast development of the Chinese economy, more and more students from China can afford to study abroad. From 2008 to 2011, the number of Chinese undergraduates in the U.S. tripled to 40,000 students, making them the largest group of foreign students at American colleges....

Get Lit

Confetti Aishah Allah speaks about her involvement with Get Lit, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles that fosters literacy through poetry. Students interpret and perform classic poetry and write their own response poems and original poetry. Language Magazine's upcoming February issue takes an in-depth look at non-state organizations that engage young readers and writers with literature outside of class. To get...

Get Lit

Confetti Aishah Allah speaks about her involvement with Get Lit, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles that fosters literacy through poetry. Students interpret and perform classic poetry and write their own response poems and original poetry. Language Magazine's upcoming February issue takes an in-depth look at non-state organizations that engage young readers and writers with literature outside of class. To get...

California Dreaming

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Kristal Bivona swoons over San Diego as a study abroad destination San Diego is the ideal destination for students who want the iconic California experience, complete with fiery sunsets, serene and clean beaches, and a mild climate. Studying in San Diego presents the opportunity to visit tourist attractions in the Los Angeles area without having to confront the quotidian challenges...

Using Personal Literacy Profiles as Catalysts

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Kayla Palmateer, Ashley Fair, Stephanie Grant, April Passi, and Jan Buley share how reflecting on our own literacy journeys reveals new teaching perspectives The Personal Literacy Profile Project is an invitation for all of us to reflect upon where we have been and who we are becoming as teachers and learners. Experiencing the process of creating and sharing the...

Last Writes

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Playing With Accordion Words Garnering twelve Academy Award nominations and four Oscars, including Best Picture, The King’s Speech became, on February 28, the most honored film of the year. Among its many excellencies is the double entendre in its title. The word Speech in The King’s Speech means the speaking of George VI, the stammerer who did not want to...

Texas Roundup

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A quick guide to the Lone Star State’s latest textbook adoptions for English learners 1/ Writing Coach (Pearson Prentice Hall) is a personalized writing and grammar program for middle and high school students. It incorporates a newly developed technology that provides targeted feedback on a paragraph by paragraph basis. This interactivity helps students grow into strong, independent writers. With...

Making Content King

Alma Krilic suggests reorganizing language programs according to their content area instead of students’ proficiency level At the start of university language programs, students usually need to take a placement exam. The purpose of the exam is to determine the student’s language proficiency level and the results are, as the name of the test suggests, used to place...
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