Tag: students

Late-Learner Bilinguals Perform Similar to Native Speakers

A new study, titled “Late Bilinguals Are Sensitive to Unique Aspects of Second Language Processing: Evidence from Clitic Pronouns Word-Order” asked whether English speakers who become highly proficient at a late age in Spanish could understand grammatical constructions that are present in Spanish but not in...

Language Teacher vs. Acquisition Facilitator

Carol Gaab focuses on the learners in front of her, not on a method, a curriculum, or a planFill in the blank with the correct form of the word. Select the correct tense of the verb for the following statements. Which subject pronoun is correct?If this is reminiscent of your language study experiences, you are not alone. Over the past century,...

UN: Multilingual Education is ‘Absolutely Essential’

Learning languages is a promise of peace, innovation, and creativity, and will contribute to the achievement of global development goals, the head of the United Nations agency for culture and education said last month to mark International Mother Language Day.“There can be no authentic dialogue or effective international cooperation without respect for linguistic diversity, which opens up true understanding...

Babies Retain Birth Language

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A new study has found that languages learned very early in life are subconsciously retained even when there is no conscious memory of the early experience remaining. The study, conducted by Radboud University, Western Sydney University, and Hanyang University was published in Royal Society Open Science and provides the first evidence that residual knowledge of the birth language by...

Washington Study Sheds Light on ELL Advanced Course Enrollment

Education Northwest along with the Institute of Education Sciences and Regional Educational Laboratory at Education Northwest analyzed the patterns of advanced coursework among Spanish-speaking students, other language minority students whose primary/home...

Canada Considers Immigration for International Students

Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum says his government will be looking at ways to make the immigration process easier for international students. "International students are the best source of immigrants, in the sense that they're educated, they're young, they speak English or French, they know something of the country," he said. "So we should be doing everything we can...

International Students Protest in Ireland

After a wave of school closures, students took to the streets in Dublin to protest exploitation and chaos in international educationIreland is a popular study-abroad destination and enjoys a flourishing English-language education industry, estimated at raking in about €80 million for the Irish economy. However, on May 5 international students protested in Dublin trying to raise public awareness of...

Arizona Adds Educational Options for Students on Tribal Lands

On April 7th Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill to officially expand Arizona's innovate Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program, offering unprecedented educational options to all students living on tribal lands. Arizona has a total of 22 reservations and is home to the second largest Native American student population in the United States. According to the Arizona Department of Education,...

Celebrate International Mother Language Day

Inclusive Education through and with Language - Language Matters Message from the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova:2015 marks the 15th anniversary of International Mother Language Day – this is also a turning point year for the international community, as the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, when countries will define a new global sustainable development agenda. The focus for the post-2015...

Toolkit for Schools to Help Undocumented Students

The Dream Educational Empowerment Program (DEEP) has released a 65-page National Institutions Coming Out Day Toolkit in preparation for the National Institutions Coming Out Day (NICOD) on April 7, 2015.This toolkit, the first of its kind, equips students and educators with materials and resources to facilitate institutions’ participation. It lists 29 clear and concrete examples of institutional efforts to...