Tag: december

December 2015

 DECEMBER2016 Year Planner Conferences, workshops, observances and grant deadlinesOpen Doors Report More students than ever are U.S.-bound to learnNail Polish and Baseball Bats Diana Kennedy suggests “googling for content” to inspire students to readGrowing Global Educators Deborah Ellis engages students in rigorous learning by harnessing their enthusiasmToward Biliteracy: Spanish and Californian Trajectories As demands grow for biliteracy in California, Cynthia García Dehbozorgi and Nehemias Giménez García compare the state’s initiatives...

December 2014

Preparing Children on the Range Claudia Miner examines the challenges of getting early education to minority children in the most rural environmentsMutual Benefit Heather Tyler explains how the service learning model works for all participantsMusic to All Ears Donna Stoering explains how cross-cultural music offers an excellent teaching tool for K-12 students of languages, literacy, diversity2015 Year Planner Calendar of events for...

December 2013

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Making Education More Than a Grade Anne Paonessa assesses the impact of service learning on English language learnersDoing Our Best Considerations on ways to share learningFrom the Mouths of Babes Angelika Putintseva wants to know how many languages a child can learn simultaneouslyFrom OnCampus to Online Mahmoud Arani, Christine Bauer-Ramazani, and Elizabeth O’Dowd highlight the challenges and rewards associated with taking a teacher...

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...

December 2011

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Follow @langmagAssimilate and ThriveAs we continue to struggle with our economy, it’s hardly surprising that the traditional scapegoats – immigrants – are being targeted as contributors to economic decline. However, international diasporas may hold the key to recovery and their assimilation, despite the critics, is following the same pattern of every immigrant influx.U.S. exports to Spanish-speaking countries far exceed...

December 2010

Hard Times, Higher GoalsLast month, Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, delivered the keynote address at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages convention which repeated the familiar theme that during budget cuts, we need to find convincing reasons to justify funding for language programs, namely national security and international trade. The conclusion of...

December 2009

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Allow Schools to SucceedAs we near the end of President Obama’s historic first year in office, we can reflect upon the changes that have already been implemented, and imagine the possibility that the unprecedented federal investment of $100 billion in education may provide the impetus to close the achievement gap. However, 2009 also saw the passing of one...

December 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 languageNeeds are Special Audrey Cohan and Andrea Honigsfeld redefine Learning Disability as applied to the English Language LearnerThe Halls are Alive Bryon Booker and Danny Hinson exalt the virtues of using music as a language teaching strategy Gaming for Grades Mark...

December 2006

IN THIS ISSUE:The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Language 2007 Year Planner The language teaching professional’s guide to the upcoming year’s conferences and conventions, celebratory dates, grant application deadlines, workshops and institutes Vocabulary Strategies Alfredo Schifini suggests strategies to improve vocabulary instruction for learners of English and other languages Games Students Play Larry Ferlazzo explains how to engage your...