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Taking English Learning Online

Instructional strategies that have proven effective in improving English language learner (ELL) achievement include providing ELLs with intentionally planned vocabulary instruction; using gestures, visual cues, or realia; providing opportunities to practice using language; activating prior knowledge; and linking content to language instruction (Calderón et al., 2011; Facella et al., 2005; Gersten and...

Apr. 23 is #EnglishLanguageDay

Every year on April 23, the United Nations (UN) leads the world in celebrating English Language Day. The result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Global Communications, English Language Day is observed on April 23 because the date has long been recognized as William Shakespeare's birthday and the day of...

How to Train Your English Teacher

Teaching English online is exploding in popularity, which is great news for teachers and learners as it is much more flexible and opens up many opportunities for learning. In the past, a popular path for people who wanted to teach English was to...

Cambridge Univ Press Offers Free ELL, Gen Ed, Academic Resources

English Language Teaching CUP has launched the “Supporting Every Teacher” campaign and, in partnership with Cambridge Assessment English, is producing large amounts of free, online content for teachers and learners. Hosted on its World of Better Learning blog, this supports teachers whose schools have been closed with daily text, audio, and video content...

43 Million American Adults Have ‘Low’ English Literacy Levels

White and Hispanic adults make up the largest percentage of U.S. adults with low levels of English literacy, according to the most recent results of a survey on adult skills. The National Center for Education Statistics has released a Data Point entitled “Adult Literacy...

Experts Not Hopeful on Vietnam’s English Targets

Education experts are expressed concern that the targets set for Vietnam’s foreign language proficiency are set to fail at a recent meeting on English teaching at colleges and universities held by the education ministry, Vietnamnet reports. The goals were set in the 2008-2020 national project, Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages in the...

International Poll Reveals Language Choices

According to recent international research by YouGov, English is accepted as the most important language for children to learn, but Chinese is catching up fast. The YouGov–Cambridge Centre partnered with the Guardian and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at Cambridge University to produce the YouGov–Cambridge Globalism...

Reaching English Learners Act Gains Support

TESOL International Association has pledged its support for the bipartisan Reaching English Learners Act (H.R. 1153, S. 5​45). The legislation would create a grant program for colleges and universities under Title II Part B of the Higher Education Act to support the development of teacher preparation programs that train future teachers to...

English May be Dropped from Disability Evaluation

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has proposed the elimination of the education category “inability to communicate in English” in the evaluation of disability claims. According to the SSA, the proposal could reduce total insurance benefits by up to 10,500 claims a year. The education...

Head Start & Framing Bilingualism as an Asset

Aaron Loewenberg highlights some of the ways Head Start is adapting to serve young dual language learners across the country It is no secret that the U.S. is undergoing a demographic shift. Students of color are now a majority of kindergarten students and...
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