Tag: 2007

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Harvesting Help Lori Langer de Ramírez shares her school district’s way of inspiring students to not only love languages but also teach them Providing a Direction for Learning Kathleen Flynn, Jane Hill, and Cynthia Bjork explain how mainstream teachers can incorporate language objectives into content area lessons to help...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Making Your Voice Heard Lorraine D’Ambruoso contends that advocacy is the responsibility of every professional educator Back to School Statistics A selection of statistics about the nation’s schools from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences It’s How You Ask That Counts Amy H. Greene and Glennon Doyle Melton explain...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages East Meets West Mei-Jean Kuo Barth and Lori Langer de Ramirez explain how foreign-born Chinese language teachers can find success teaching in American classrooms Mandarin Materials A sample of some of the latest Mandarin Chinese learning materials on offer New World Spanish Hannah Zeiler heads south of the equator to see...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Language Teaching 101 Christine Lanphere, Language Teacher of the Year, explains how getting the best from students can be as simple as ABCD Spain: A Quilt of Many Cultures Comprised of a patchwork of ancient kingdoms, every region offers its own unique flavor of Spanish culture asLilah Davies...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages New Mexico Milestone Mary Jean Habermann López describes how her state’s 35th annual conference underscores bilingual education leadership and history Flying the Flag for Chinese Madeline K. Spring explains how the Oregon Chinese Flagship Program has taken a new approach to articulation Motivational Teaching Quality Quinn recognizes the value of...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Repeated Reading Works Greta Gorsuch and Shane K. Arnold explain how repeated reading can improve all aspects of second language fluency and comprehension For a printable pdf page of Repeated Reading Works article references, click here Chinese Teachers Converge Andrew Corcoran reports on the first K-12 conference for the Teaching of Chinese...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Creating a New and Improved NCLB Act As Congress debates reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, The Institute for Language and Education Policy presents its recommendations for reform One Million Americans Studying Abroad Language Magazine pledges its support for a visionary new bill seeking to create globally...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Promoting Literacy in Second Language Families Promoting Literacy in Second Language Families Deborah J. Chitester presents guidelines for fostering literacy within second language families Sheltering Learners from the English Storm Deborah J. Short explains how the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model can be used to develop to accelerate...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Science Education for All Eugene E. García and Patricia Baquedano-López present an approach to equity and access in science education Chinese 101 Jane C. M. Kuo, author, director of the Chinese language program at UCSD and Professor Emeritus at Thunderbird, gives us the low-down on learning Chinese Beijing on...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Introducing Mandarin at School The Chinese Tidal Wave in Schools Andrew Corcoran offers a plan to help schools avoid a wipeout in their rush to implement Chinese programs Two-Way Bilingual Success Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, Linda Hardman, and Paula Meyer present the results of TWBI school programs and the impact they have...