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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...

The International Benefits of Language Education

Michael Nugent, Martha “Marty” Abbott , Esther Brimmer, and Sanford J. Ungar discuss the importance of language education to the U.S. on the international stage This summer, the Council on Foreign Relations (ww.cfr.org) convened a meeting of experts to discuss foreign language learning in the U.S. education system, as well as learning methods that go beyond the classroom walls and...

Interview with Clay Pell

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The nation’s new language czar speaks with Language MagazineLast month, the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced the appointment of a new Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education — Clay Pell, the grandson of former senator Claiborne Pell, after whom the Pell Grant program is named.Pell comes from the White House, where he served...