Tag: esl

Two Teams Share $7M Adult Literacy XPRIZE

Learning Upgrade's AppXPRIZE, in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, has announced two grand prize winners of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE, a multi-year, multi-phase competition focused on transforming the lives of low-literate adults across the nation.

Bill May Relax AZ English Immersion

2/19/19 UPDATE: Arizona’s House Education Committee has unanimously approved HCR 2026, which would give Arizona voters the opportunity to repeal the state’s English-only instruction law.Arizona’s Senate Education Committee has approved Senate Bill 1014, which would provide schools with more flexibility for English Learner (EL) instruction. Currently, ELs...

Second Edition of New Ways in Teaching Speaking

TESOL Press, the publishing division of TESOL International Association, recently released the much-anticipated second edition of the New Ways in Teaching Speaking. Edited by Julie Vorholt, this latest addition to the popular New Ways series includes more than 100 new activities for all proficiency levels and all ages, with an emphasis on learning how to incorporate technology...

Helpful Resources for Preservice and In-Service Teachers and Academics

Routledge’s books for K–12 world language teachers include The World Language Teacher’s Guide to Active Learning, 2nd Edition: Strategies and Activities for Increasing Student Engagement, by Deborah Blaz (9781138049574; $34.95), as well as Differentiated Instruction, 2nd Edition: A Guide for World Language Teachers, by Deborah Blaz (9781138906181; $35.95). These...

RULES on the Run

Learning, remembering, and using the stress and intonation patterns of North American English can be complicated and cumbersome. The interference of using one’s native-language rhythm patterns can create the potential for misunderstanding, frustration, and miscommunication. RULES on the Run offers a practical solution to the classroom teacher. By learning the stress, intonation, and pronunciation rules that guide American English,...

Global Quality Control for English Learner Programs

British Accreditation Council (BAC) CEO Paul Fear explains the rationale behind the organization’s move into the accreditation of English language providers (ELPs) worldwide Language Magazine: Why was BAC formed, and what sort of organizations are accredited?Paul Fear: BAC was formed as a charity in 1984 by the British Council and UK Department of Education at a time when the British...

Advancing English Learner Equity in Math

Report Shows Promising Practices in California and Offers Key Recommendations A new report from The Education Trust—West finds promising practices around the state that are increasing math supports for English learners (ELs) and boosting achievement rates for this group which had remained low. Second in a series exploring English...

ESL Students Outperforming Native Speakers in England

Pupils with English as a second language (ESL), outperform pupils whose mother tongue is English in the UK General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), data shows. Data released by the Department of Education shows that ESL students have a higher attainment score than native speakers by the time they are 16.The Department of Education measured English skills in terms...

Survey Demands More PD for EL Educators

According to the results of the 2017 EL Education Report, a new survey conducted by McGraw-Hill Education, 99% of respondents believe professional development for teachers and staff members is essential for effective EL instruction. However, only 55% of respondents believe that their school or district provides sufficient, ongoing professional development to support EL student success. As the demand for English...

Elevating Investment in Youngest of California

du Alejandra Campoverdi advocates investing in pre-K initiatives, including dual-language programs, for California ’s most at-risk children One of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs in life is raising a child. My mother faced this responsibility alone, raising me as a single parent just a few years after immigrating to the U.S. from Mexico.Luckily, she had the support of my grandmother,...