Tag: english

English Divide in Francophone West Africa

Sub Saharan Africa ranks among the regions in the world where education exclusion is the highest. In fact, according to UNESCO Information Statistics: “Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and...

Celebrate Banned Books Week by Exercising Your Right to Read

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to the harms of censorship. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical...

Canada reports teacher shortages and low attendance

The United States isn't the only country battling a teacher shortage. A recent report shows...

Can Teaching English Like Spanish Close the Achievement Gap?

If you have even a passing knowledge of Spanish, you know the ns in montaña are different. You can see it. But English isn’t like that. The as in car and care and race...

Anglophone Quebecers Object to French Policy

Only about 10% of Quebecers use English as their primary language.Many of them argue that recent proposals for language policy in the province—Bill 96, for example—are further consigning Anglophone Quebecers to the margins of...

Queering English Language Classrooms

Working with queer English learners requires close attention to their emotions and feelings, prior to or in conjunction with the teaching of language and literacy. Queer pedagogy does more than “good” instructional strategies and...

Is It Time for Us All to Learn English?

An awakening is happening in the business world in terms of language training. Companies are beginning to invest in training which helps the monolingual English speakers adapt their language while communicating with colleagues who...

Take Action to Support English Learners! FY23 Title III Funding

Take action to support English Learners! Ask your Representative to join Reps. Langevin, Craig, García, and Leger Fernandez in sending a letter to Chairwoman DeLauro and Ranking Member Cole on the House Labor, Health and...

Supporting Early Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five...

How Gender Bends Meaning

English does not have grammatical gender—nouns are not classified as “masculine” or “feminine” as they are in other European languages. But we do have words that denote gender, like man or girl. There is...
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