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Inspiring Language Learners through Competition

For over 60 years, AATSP’s National Spanish Examinations (NSE) have offered students enrolled in Spanish an opportunity to participate in the U.S.’s largest academic contest. The NSE promotes language proficiency, assesses performance according to the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, stimulates further interest in language study, and motivates Spanish language students in secondary and middle schools. The NSE contest...

Make English Truly a World Language

The Caribbean Sea encompasses over 7,000 islands, including the famous tourist destinations of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Barbados. Taken all together, the Caribbean islands, sometimes referred to as the West Indies, are incredibly diverse, yet they share distinct historical traits, behaviors, and values which have created a Caribbean culture and identity. For countries like Jamaica and other islands,...

A Step to Slow France’s Regional Language Decline

France is notorious for its single-language policy, which ranks French as the only official, national language in the country—despite the country being home to more than 20 different regional languages, like Occitan, Alsatian, and Basque. While these languages have historically been quite robust, France’s policies regarding language use and education have largely ignored— and at times, even banned—their use,...

Beyond Crises: The Reawakening of Classrooms

It’s summer 2021 and as educators, we might be thinking beyond crises and concentrating on the extent to which the transformation of our practices of the recent past will have a lasting impact on teaching and learning. As our classrooms reawaken, having a schoolwide plan or a theory of action (a hypothesis that projects what will happen when educators...

Innovative English Immersion

The English language program market in the U.S. has been challenged for the last several years by lower enrollments—and now, the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly taken its toll on the industry. Programs are experiencing the most dramatic decreases in English language program enrollments in their histories. In a recent survey of members, over 75% reported session enrollments of 50...

Young, Bilingual, and Black

I know I can (I know I can)Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be)If I work hard at it (if I work hard at it)I'll be where I wanna be (I'll be where I wanna be)–Nas, “I Can”  Where can you find dual language English/Haitian Creole instruction for students in first and second grades? At Mattahunt’s Toussaint...

FEDELE Launches Virtual Escape Room, Raffles off Trips to Spain

The Federation of Spanish Language Schools (FEDELE) has launched a Virtual Escape Room and will raffle off eight 14-day all-inclusive trips to Spain to players who successfully "break out." In the escape room, players are tasked with helping Álvaro Berdión unravel a centuries-old mystery. They learn about works of art, great literary works, the Spanish language, and numerous Spanish locations. With...

Creating a Culturally Responsive Teaching Ecosystem

Culturally responsive teaching (CRT), a research-based approach that makes meaningful connections between what students learn in school and their cultures, languages, and life experiences, should be a priority for districts in today’s society. Not only is our nation’s population becoming more diverse, but events like the Black Lives Matter movement, the global pandemic, and the shift to more remote...

CARLA Announces Dates for 2021 Summer Institutes

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) has announced the dates for its 2021 Summer Institutes. CARLA Summer Institutes are geared toward elementary, secondary, and post-secondary world language educators and language teacher educators. All Summer Institutes will take place virtually, in either synchronous or asynchronous format. Asynchronous institutes are completed on educators' own time with preset deadlines,...

Learn a New Language to Boost Brain Activity

A new study, published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, shows that studying a new language boosts brain activity, which then reduces as language skills improve, so, if you want to keep your brain in top shape, the best advice is to keep adding to your linguistic repertoire. “In the first few months, you can quantitatively measure language-skill improvement by tracking...
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