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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Recognizing Gifted English Learners

The National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCREGE) has published a study, commissioned during the Obama administration, with funding from the U.S. Department...

EdTech for English Learners

U.S. Department of Education data show that English learners in grades K–12 in U.S. public schools in the 2015–16 school year numbered over five million students—about 10 percent of all enrolled students—and that roughly...

Germans Give $1.2 Million for English Research

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted a Reinhart Koselleck Project to Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik of the Department of English at the University of Freiburg. The foundation awards aid to people with outstanding...
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