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English on the Upswing Among Latinos

According to a new report out by the Pew Research Center, English proficiency has hit all-time highs among Latinos, while Spanish is spoken less and less in Latino homes. The report, “English Proficiency on...

Oklahoma Senator Reintroduces the English Language Unity Act

This week, Senator Jim Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, reintroduced the English Language Unity Act. The legislation would mandate that the federal government use the English language when conducting all official functions and proceedings,...

Tanzania Drops English for Kiswahili

Since Tanzania's independence from Britain in 1961, public education has been bilingual, beginning with Kiswahili - known as Swahili in the West - in elementary school, and switching to English from high school to...

California Needs an English Learner Advocate

Language Magazine is lending its support to twenty Californian education, social justice, and civil rights organizations encouraging the state’s governor, Jerry Brown to appoint an English learner advocate to the State Board of Education. Nearly...

English Challenge in Morocco

  After saying that “French is no longer valid” back in April, Morocco’s Minister of Higher Education, Lahcen Daoudi, is now saying that Arabic is important only because it is the language of the Quran,...

California ‘Failing’ English Learners

A California judge has ruled that it is the state’s obligation to ensure that school disticts provide language instruction to English language learners (ELLs), and that so far California has failed nearly 20,000 underserved...

English Designed for Kids

English vocabulary is designed to help children learn according to research led by the UK’s Lancaster University. From obvious examples, like "woof" representing the sound of a dog to sounds with similar meanings having similar...

California Adopts First English Framework Based on Common Core

Today, the California State Board of Education adopted the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework for California Public Schools (Framework). This is the first time in the nation that a state has adopted dual...

English Is Golden

California is more than a state — it’s a state of mind: dynamic, free-thinking, innovative, ecological, and liberal are just some of the adjectives that start to describe the most populous and diverse state...
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Dyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma

Kelli Sandman-Hurley recommends using the mother tongue to diagnose dyslexia The American educational system has a difficult time understanding dyslexia and an even harder time identifying children with dyslexia in order to provide...
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