Tag: february

February 2015

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Cross-Sector Collaboration Promises Progress Kathy Stein-Smith assesses the role of the Language Enterprise in addressing the U.S. world-language deficitRelevance of Rights for All Ayanna Cooper incorporates social justice into the Common Core for English learnersTeaching in Tandem Myryame Montrose Elder shares the success of co-teaching content and EnglishCapital Culture David Tedone shows how all teachers can learn from the integration of culture in...

February 2014

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Teaching Across the Board Margarita Calderón explains why developing a whole-school approach to English learners’ academic achievement is key to Common Core implementationLearning by Extension Jonathan Harper explains how to build a community-based teacher-training program onlineVenerable Vulnerability Loic Bourdeau on the Modern Language Association’s 129th annual conventionFighting for Freedom Natasha E. Feghali believes that student autonomy requires strong leadershipCutting to the Common Core:...

February 2013

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European Revitalization Careful management can revive dying languagesWinning the Masters Statistical trends point to increased demand for well-qualified ESL teachers so David Newman suggests now’s the time to choose the right programLocalizing World Music Franny Brogan discusses the unique role of code-switching in Manu Chao’s musicSpanish Fiesta Salamanca may be famous for its tradition of educational excellence but fun-filled fiestas ignite...

February 2012

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Teachers MatterSomewhat surprisingly for an Administration that has made little headway in terms of education policy, the President’s State of the Union Address (see news, page 9) made education one of its key themes. The importance of teachers and their training was also mentioned: “Teachers matter. So instead of bashing them, or defending the status quo, let's offer schools...

February 2008

An Educational StimulusIt now seems inevitable that the U.S. economy will go into recession over the next year. Economic analysts will disagree about the causes, its severity and its duration, but one thing we can be sure of is that we will be told that there is not enough money to properly fund our schools and asked to make...

February 2011

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State of the Teaching ProfessionLast month, President Obama spent a substantial portion of his State of the Union address (about 1,000 of the 7,000 words) on education. It is encouraging to see that education is once again being afforded the importance that most Americans think it deserves, especially during this time when all the press is interested in is...

February 2010

Invest in TeachersTeacher quality is key to the success of our schools and our children. No matter how you judge success, there can be no doubt that students do better in testing, are more motivated, more interested, and fundamentally happier when they have good teachers. Nowhere is this more important than the English as a Second Language classroom, where...

February 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Links to PDF documents online. For more, please click here to subscribe.The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languageThe White Stuff Stephen Krashen questions neuroscientific support for a meaningless theory of readingFrench Immersion à la Canadienne Kate Sommers-Dawes explores Québec’s destinations for French language learnersFrench Fluency Daniel Ward recommends France’s Rhône-Alpes region for French immersionEnglish...

February 2008

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IN THIS ISSUE:The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languagesHow to Teach Science to English Learners John Carr explains how science teachers can use simple devices to include all of their students in the excitement of scienceStartalk Mandarin Amado M. Padilla and Xiaoqiu Xu describe an intensive summer high school Mandarin program, one of many successful inaugural...

February 2007

IN THIS ISSUE:The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Science Education for All Eugene E. García and Patricia Baquedano-López present an approach to equity and access in science education Chinese 101 Jane C. M. Kuo, author, director of the Chinese language program at UCSD and Professor Emeritus at Thunderbird, gives us the low-down on learning Chinese Beijing on...