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English Divide in Francophone West Africa

Sub Saharan Africa ranks among the regions in the world where education exclusion is the highest. In fact, according to UNESCO Information Statistics: “Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and...

The Endangered Language Alliance

In the realm of K–12 pedagogy, “ELA” stands for English language arts. In New York City, another ELA is worthy of recognition.The Endangered Language Alliance, a nonprofit founded in 2010 by Daniel Kaufman, Juliette...

The Power of Cultural and Linguistic Connections

For Haitian Heritage Month this year, my heart swells with pride and joy that my American-born son will be participating in the Haitian Day Parade. His father and I registered him for the Mattahunt/Toussaint...

Live at TESOL: Advocating for All: Addressing Social Justice and Linguicism in ELT

Visitors at TESOL should head to the panel by Ayanna Cooper, Ed.D., editor of Language Magazine's Pass the Mic Series. The need for social justice in every area of society, including language and education,...

Seeing Themselves in the Story

In honor of Women’s History Month, this Pass the Mic article features an interview with Chanda Austin, author of Qiana’s Braids, which was inspired by the lack of representation of Black girls and their...

English Hegemony as an Issue of Justice

“It is well known that proficiency in a foreign language seldom comes to one not instructed at...

But You’re Not What We’re Looking For

GUANGZHOU PART TIME8 a.m.–11 a.m. Monday–FridayLocated near Yuancun metro stationNonnatives with a good accent areacceptedWhite onlyPay negotiable Please don’t add me, just posting for a friend. WeChat ID: (Quinn, 2019) About you: Native English speakers from Canada, the...

Reclaiming Wôpanâak Language

Kuweeqâhsunumun. Y8 kutapuneân tâpatôtamuneâtkah pâhk8ânâtkumeenawânutam8ôkanunônash. *Part of the morning address at the Weetumuw Katnuhtôhtâkamuq School. In the United States, Native American Heritage Month is celebrated in November. For this article, the preferred term, Indigenous People will be used....

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of my summer reading, I selected a memoir by Sonia Nieto—Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education (2015). I’ve had the opportunity to meet Dr. Nieto a few times in the past...

After Whiteness, Part Two

How many times have you seen an advertisement for an English teaching position that either implicitly or explicitly seeks a “native English speaker”? What ethnoracial background do you think the students and/or school administration...
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