Tag: august

August 2015

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Making Words Dance Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley explain why we need to read and write more poetry in (and outside of) the classroom Precision Rotation Lance Knowles applies real-world knowledge to the implementation of the Flipped Classroom Clearing Virtual Hurdles Sylvaine Montaudouin tackles the challenges of developing content and teaching online Composition Tools These innovative programs can help build...

August 2014

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Retool for Fall A selection of the latest technological products for language educators Bright Learners, Big City Kristal Bivona returns from China full of its promise We are Family Mary Catherine Thomson enthuses about the long-term success of a sister school program Cutting to the Common Core: My Student’s Can’t Read So How Will They Write? Hillary Wolfe recommends building strategic scaffolds to assist adolescent writing...

August 2013

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Cutting to the Common Core Making Vocabulary Number One Dr. Kate Kinsella offers strategies for prioritizing vocabulary for competent text analysis, discussion, and constructed response Child’s Play Kennedy Schultz surveys language learning and technology programs for elementary students Apps That Snap and Tools That Rule Christopher DiStasio recommends free online resources for the language classroom A Country of Many Canadas Learning French in Canada has never...

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 Learners Social...

August 2011

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Joining the Digital Dots Traditionally every August, we publish our annual focus on technology, hoping that many readers will have a little extra time over the summer to assess the latest developments and work out where they can find the means to finance them. However, technology has now become so much a part of not only the language education process...

August 2008

August 2008
Creating Global Classrooms As fuel prices inflate the cost of travel and concern for the environment increases, the ideal that everyone should have the opportunity to study abroad becomes less attainable. At the same time, such trips and other intercultural experiences are being recognized as an essential part of education in our global economy, so we have to make the...

August 2010

Keeping Up With Styles As educational spending budgets are squeezed, the return on investment in educational technology is also coming under increased scrutiny. We cut such spending at our peril. Of course, we must invest in books and teachers but technology offers students more opportunity to learn according to their own style. Since the earliest language labs with reel-to-reel tape recorders,...

August 2009

Suckering the Supreme Court August 2009 Cover The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor are affording the American people an invaluable insight into the ingrained prejudices that prevail in our society, as well as the procedural anomalies that assist in their continuance. Beneath the disturbing questioning of the validity of being a “wise Latina” and Oklahoma...

August 2008

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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...

August 2007

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...