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Spanish from Cartagena to Patagonia

Language Magazine looks at study abroad options in Colombia and ArgentinaColombia Colombia’s position as the gateway to South America and the Amazon has shaped its history, making it one of the most diverse and culturally rich countries in which to study. The combination of its indigenous peoples and its colonial heritage give it a unique flavor.From its beaches to the Amazon...

Portuguese from Cape to Cape

Brazil may be the Portuguese powerhouse, but the language is still alive and well in AfricaWith a population of just 10 million people, Portugal has seen its language go global thanks to the dynamism of its ex-colonies. Portuguese’s status as the sixth-most-spoken language in the world is a direct result of Portugal’s empire, which owed its power and riches...

ELLs ‘Disconnected’ from Mainstream Content

Research that explores the relationship between school-district infrastructure in new-immigrant destinations and the marginalization of English-language learners (ELLs) in those districts shows that in many schools, the teaching of English as a second language (ESL) and the teaching of academic subjects are separated and disconnected, which can cause ELLs to fall behind academically.“Organizing Language Instruction in New Immigrant Destinations:...

Lessons from the Ukrainian Conflict

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Angelika Putintseva’s firsthand experience leads her to believe that language intolerance is the root cause of conflict on the shores of the Black SeaCrimea is my motherland; I was born there. My roots and extended family are deeply connected to Crimea, the Ukrainian territory that recently voted to join Russia. Moscow is my second home, and I spent nearly...

From Language Skills to Teaching Prowess

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Montserrat Villar González offers a personal view on developing as a language teacher There are many paths to becoming a teacher of a second or foreign language: for some, it’s the natural progression from studying a language; others start by giving informal individual, private, or group classes or helping friends study their own language. Having lived in a country where...

From the Mouths of Babes

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Angelika Putintseva wants to know how many languages a child can learn simultaneouslyHow many languages can a child learn simultaneously? WorldSpeak Language School in Los Angeles, California, has very young students learning three, four, and even five. It is a multilingual full-immersion preschool where children learn multiple languages simultaneously. To read the full story, click here.

The Word from London: Video Report

Athina Kontos brings us footage from Language Show Live in London  If you couldn't make it to the Language Show at London's Olympia, Language Magazine's Athina Kontos shares the joy of language with presenters at the show, like SpeaktotheFuture.org and Utalk, in her video report.Last month saw London’s 25th annual Language Show Live, which celebrates world languages and their education....

All Students Benefit from Bilingual Education

Bilingual education programs have a very positive effect on the native English speakers attending schools with such programs even though they do not take part in them, according to a groundbreaking study published in the Journal of Public Economics.Texas elementary students who speak English as their home language and were enrolled in schools with bilingual education programs performed much...

Greetings from Granada

Assistant Editor Kate Sommers-Dawes continues her reports from Spain:Had the most thrilling day today (my first day alone, as the journalist group left this morning). I awoke with no plan except to find a hostel to stay in the city center for tomorrow night and ended up with all kinds of new friends and plans for tomorrow - this...

Greetings from Malaga

Assistant Editor Kate Sommers-Dawes is in Spain today (El Día del Español) and writes:Had an outstanding tour of Malaga today after visiting Malaca Language School in the hills surrounding the city which were surprisingly similar in appearance to our rolling, casita-dotted Hollywood Hills. Combined with the weather, it almost felt like home.Later visited the Picasso museum (as this city...