Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski explain how English-language learners must develop academic language proficiency as well as communicative competence, and provide a lesson plan they have used successfully with their ELL students.
It’s time for Independence Day, American’s annual explosion expo and hot dog eating contest. It’s the day we’re supposed to celebrate seceding from England, but it ends to become more of an affirmation of American exceptionalism and the freedom we fought for. I find that a little nauseating because frankly...
This fact sheet, drawing upon data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 American Community Survey and the U.S. Department of Education, describes the home languages spoken by English Language Learner (ELL) students at national and state levels, providing the top five languages by state.
You can't have it all -- at least not all at the same time, and certainly not by doing it all yourself. Life is a rollercoaster of zany and less zany but the ride can be fabulous if you adopt a hybrid philosophy of purposeful behavior and the opposite when sometimes you just need to let it go.
SummaryThis article addresses one of the key criticisms levelled at self-study language courses, namely that they don’t help learners to speak the language.The article starts by looking at how we learn languages – your first language then a second...
I have had so many conversations or email exchanges with students in the last few years wherein I anger them by indicating that simply saying, "This is my opinion" does not preclude a connected statement from being dead wrong. It still baffles me that some feel those four words somehow...
The withdrawal of funding for Esol (English for speakers of other languages) courses will have an “immediate and devastating impact” on thousands of learners, warn organisations representing teachers and colleges.
“The number of English learners is going to go from 1 billion now to 2 billion in 2020,” says Bernhard Niesner, CEO & Co-founder of busuu.com, the online language learning platform. “And for sure, there will be several online players, several mobile players who will succeed in this market. We are [...]
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