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January 2015

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Digital Guide on the Side Tanya Roscorla predicts the digital trends that will continue to grow in K–12 education in 2015 as learning becomes more student centeredManaging Diversity Anne Scatchell argues that administrators need specific training to successfully manage culturally diverse classroomsMaking Reading Your Own Todd Brekhus, president of myON, extols the benefits of students developing their own personal digital librariesSpeaking by...

January 2014

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Re-Gifted Reading Stephen Krashen finds an easy way to help close the achievement gap in literacy and clean up clutter at the same timeBiliterate Pride Laurie Olsen and Shelly Spiegel-Coleman explain how to emulate the success of California’s State Seal of Biliteracy initiativeBulgarian for Beginners Now that Bulgaria is a full member of the European Union, expect to see its economy boomCutting...

January 2013

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Mother Knows Best An African experiment lends considerable weight to the argument for mother-tongue education2013 Wish List for World Languages What could we do this year to improve world language education in the U.S?The New Tests Will Survive, Even if School Doesn't Stephen Krashen presents a satirical press conference held by the U.S. Department of EducationWhen English Doesn't Come Easy John Carr...

January 2012

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Follow @langmagShh… Don’t Mention EducationAs we’re entering a Presidential election year, we thought it would be interesting to compare the prospective candidates’ positions on language education. Despite several requests, none of the candidates were prepared to spell out their position on the political hot potato of bilingual education, or even the less contentious subject of funding world language education....

January 2008

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Vote for a ChangeAs we enter 2008, there is a sense of optimism in the U.S despite ongoing international conflicts and gloomy economic indicators. The only explanation for this paradox must be that the need for change is the common thread in nearly all the prospective presidential candidates’ platforms, and the impetus to break with the old is...

January 2011

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Cautious OptimismAs we enter the New Year, we continue to be challenged economically which, in turn, aggravates social tensions. But there are signs to the optimists amongst us that suggest we are moving toward a more cooperative phase of development where education and educators are truly valued.As the new Congress begins, we may have extremists calling for the revocation...

January 2010

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You Can Lead a Child to Books...Language and literacy are the tools with which knowledge is built. Without their acquisition, no child has the chance to become an astronaut, a scientist, a doctor, a movie star, or even a musician. Without aspirations, children cannot flourish and life loses some of its magic. Yet, we continue to deny...

January 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 President's Priorities As we celebrate the historic inauguration of America’s first minority President, Language Magazine asks five experts what the new administration should do for languages and literacyThe Profits of Language Brokering Charise Pimentel and Tessara Sevin chart...

January 2008

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IN THIS ISSUE:The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages The French Connection Constance Dziombak explains how to use French to develop English Language skills and cross the curricular divide Aligning Native Language to State Standards Amy Fenning describes how the Tulalip Tribes of Washington is striving to save the Lushootseed language by aligning its instruction with state...

January 2007

IN THIS ISSUE:The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Introducing Mandarin at School The Chinese Tidal Wave in Schools Andrew Corcoran offers a plan to help schools avoid a wipeout in their rush to implement Chinese programs Two-Way Bilingual Success Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, Linda Hardman, and Paula Meyer present the results of TWBI school programs and the impact they have...