Tag: english

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...

Bringing It All Together with a Master Plan

Joanna Duggan and Teddi Predaris examine the ten key components of an English learner master plan Imagine being the parent of a third grader new to a school in a large, urban district. Your child was designated as an English learner (EL) at her...

Teachers ‘Optimistic’ about English Learner Success

A new McGraw-Hill Education survey shows that while social and emotional learning challenges still present hurdles for English Learners (ELs), the state of English Learning in the U.S. is improving rapidly, with most educators indicating they are optimistic about ELs ability to succeed academically.

China Wants Filipino English Teachers

An English-teaching platform aimed at the $4.5 billion market for online language lessons in China is looking to hire 100,000 Filipino English teachers over the next five years to meet growing demand. 51Talk, which has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2016, currently employs 18,000...