Tag: 2012

Quote of 2012

"This sounds kind of a weird superpower but, if I had something that I could immediately wish for, I would love to be able to speak any language. Now that’s a weird superpower, I know that it might not come in handy to rescue folks from a burning building but I’ve always wished that whatever country I’ve went to,...

December 2012

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2013 Year Planner Follow language-related events, observances, conferences, workshops, award and grant deadlines all year longCutting to the Common Core: Communicating on the Same Wavelength Kate Kinsella explains why we should stop scolding teenagers and their schoolsHoliday Gift Pick Language Magazine presents the year's best in gifts for learners of all agesDespite Economy, Study Abroad is on the Rise Open Doors Report reveals growth...

November 2012

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Improving Character Recognition in Chinese Stephen Krashen argues that meaningful reading is the route to literacy, whatever the language Accenting Improvements Lois Spitzer examines the sensitive subject of accent modification Stirring Up Passion Alexandra Méndez advocates falling in love with language as the route to mastery Breaking with Tradition Kristal Bivona encourages the promotion of non-traditional study destinations like...

October 2012

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Cutting to the Common Core: Disrupting Discourse Kate Kinsella recommends launching an Academic Language Campaign to prepare diverse learners for the Common Core State StandardsThe Role of Early Oral Language in Literacy Development Timothy Shanahan and Christopher Lonigan explore the connection between early oral language development and later reading comprehension successReading Literature Not Only a Pleasure Research proves that a good book...

September 2012

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Making Dreams Come True Tim Conrad on counseling DREAM Act studentsConfirming Your English Identity Lisa Hagan takes the mystery out of biometric testing for international English language test takersCutting to the Common Core: Tips From the Top Margo Gottlieb offers tips for teachers and school leaders on how to integrate the Common Core standards and English Language LearnersGrowing Pains Adelina...

August 2012

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Cutting to the Common Core / Moving Pedagogic Mountains Reyes Quezada and Cristina Alfaro stress the importance of developing culturally and linguistically proficient biliteracy teachers for the new generation of ELLs Cutting to the Common Core / Let’s Get Specific Jack Umstatter delves into the Standards to find some clear examples of what will be required of English LearnersSocial...

July 2012

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Cutting to the Common Core Lori Helman shares her thoughts on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the teaching of English Language Learners (ELLs)Accelerating Academic Vocabulary Yu Ren Dong reveals strategies for teaching academic vocabulary to ELLs in the Common Core eraStressful Speech Viviane Gontijo studies the effect of lowering anxiety levels on oral language productionHow is Cosmo Acquiring English? Stephen Krashen...

June 2012

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Speaking to le Monde Richard Shryock argues that French is the most practical language to learnStrategic Mentoring Betty Achinstein, Susan O’Hara, Robert Pritchard, and Jeff Zwiers explore how specific training of mentors for new teachers improves English learner outcomesCutting to the Common Core As the introduction to a series of articles on how implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will...

May 2012

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The Secret of Mayan Success Kristal Bivona catches a glimpse of Mayan language preservation in Quintana Roo, MexicoMaking Spanish Work Michelle Buehring offers advice on instituting a workplace Spanish programInterview with Rod Ellis Answers on the line between research and practice, and task-based teachingStriking Gold Down Under Kristal Bivona shares her experience of the English immersion destination that lives up to the promise...

April 2012

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2012 ELL Software Guide Technology has revolutionized the way that languages are taught and practiced Tying Cable to Realia Melissa Conroy and Amy Ferryman explain how SCOLA is working with local cable TV providers to offer low cost international programming for the classroom A Day in the Life of a Learner Ivannia Soto reveals how shadowing learners enables educators to monitor their use of academic...