Tag: 2008

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IN THIS ISSUE: Links to PDF documents online. For more, please click here to subscribe. The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Needs are Special Audrey Cohan and Andrea Honigsfeld redefine Learning Disability as applied to the English Language Learner The Halls are Alive Bryon Booker and Danny Hinson exalt the virtues of using music as a language teaching strategy Gaming for Grades Mark...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Animating Young Learners Jenn Reese describes how a new, animated TV show is inspiring love for languages from an early age Taking Class Online Lori Langer de Ramirez explores new Internet technologies revolutionizing the language classroom Language Rules Michael Bell argues that globalization of language will muzzle the...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Enabling Education Anna Uhl Chamot explains how teaching learning strategies can be the catalyst for lifelong learning Bilingual Comprehension Deborah Chitester presents her personal views on common confusions in bilingualism Development Zone Mohammed Arroub illuminates the benefits of engaging students in collaborative learning processes English in the Emerald Isle Christine...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Empowering Teachers with Tools and Training Malinda Daniel examines the keys to successful implementation of computerized instructional technology in the ESL classroom Getting Students Onboard Glenda Demes da Cruz explains how to use the board to have fun while motivating language students Target Practice Gail Weinstein and Janet D. Johnson make...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Online Testing Language Magazine’s guide to choosing the right assessments for your students Teaching Language for Learning Jim Cummins offers strategies to help teachers overcome the challenge of academic English Mind Blocks Lance Knowles explains how Recursive Hierarchical Recognition, a brain-based theory of language acquisition, is shaping the design of...

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language English Language Learners as an Asset Ted Appel and Larry Ferlazzo describe their school’s strategies for maximizing the potential of English learners for the benefit of all students Study Abroad for Teacher Evolution Joan A. Rhodes and Tammy M. Milby show how the experience of study abroad can help...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Ending All Literary Crises Stephen Krashen presents some very good news about children’s literature, some very bad news about access to books, and a solution to end all literacy crises Connecting to Content Lori Langer de Ramirez and Geraldine Finazzo present an interdisciplinary model for teaching language, culture and...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Navigating English Learner Standards John Carr explains how WestEd’s Map of Standards for English Learners not only clarifies California’s standards, but can be used to improve the instruction and assessment of English learners in any classroom setting Upholding Standards Dan Domenech argues that formative assessment enables teachers to teach...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Squeezing California Schools Karling Aguilera-Fort believes that California’s Year of Education should be renamed the Year of Increasing Disservice to Language Learners and Other Students Language Class Students Enjoying Literature Giovanna Comerio finds a way to incorporate literature into every level of language class Second Life and Language Fred Dervin explains...

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages How to Teach Science to English Learners John Carr explains how science teachers can use simple devices to include all of their students in the excitement of science Startalk Mandarin Amado M. Padilla and Xiaoqiu Xu describe an intensive summer high school Mandarin program, one of many successful inaugural...