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California Voters Repeal Ban on Bilingual Education

California Voters Repeal Ban on Bilingual Education | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The ballot measure essentially repeals Proposition 227, the 1998 law that made it tougher for districts to offer bilingual education.
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2016 Best Translated Book Award Long List

2016 Best Translated Book Award Long List | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Book Riot Editor and 2016 BTBA judge Amanda Nelson shares this year's long list!
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French to be the world's most commonly spoken language by 2050

French to be the world's most commonly spoken language by 2050 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The latest projection is that French will be spoken by 750 million people by 2050, compared to 220 million people in 2010, according to France's National Institute of Demographic Studies.
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America's Lacking Language Skills

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Budget cuts, low enrollments, and teacher shortages mean the country is falling behind the rest of the world.
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We Are Teachers

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Downloadable poster illustrates the benefits of learning a 2nd language.

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The 12 Best iPad Apps For The World Language Classroom - Edudemic

The 12 Best iPad Apps For The World Language Classroom - Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A Spanish teacher lists 12 essential apps she uses for teaching with iPads.

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How to Read Camus Like a Boss

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Adventures in French education

Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about the mysteries of acquiring fluency in another language.

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Parlez-vous? Maine schools struggle to find foreign language teachers

Parlez-vous? Maine schools struggle to find foreign language teachers | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

In a taxing scramble to find qualified foreign language teachers, some Maine school districts are turning to digitized assistance to expose their students to other tongues.

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11 Words of the Year from Around the World

11 Words of the Year from Around the World | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
America isn't the only nation that wraps up the year by determining the words that defined it.
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Now is surely the time to renew our commitment to the teaching and learning of French

Now is surely the time to renew our commitment to the teaching and learning of French | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"The point of studying French is not to promote French culture in the narrow sense. So when we pick up a book by Albert Camus or read about Zinedine Zidane, we should also talk about what it means to be exiled from Algeria and settle in France. We need to listen to Mali's Amadou and Mariam or Toumani Diabaté alongside Debussy and Ravel. French culture, just like British, is intrinsically multicultural. Nevertheless, the essentials remain the same."

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This British writer makes a case for the importance of teaching any world language.

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Using smart phones in the language classroom

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I recently had the opportunity to attend a workshop on using smart phones in the language classroom organised by the University of Limerick Language C...

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Technology Provides Foreign-Language Immersion at a Distance

Technology Provides Foreign-Language Immersion at a Distance | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The method, called "teletandem," is based on a simple idea for students: I teach you my language, you teach me yours.
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E.U. Fights to Get Everyone Speaking Same Language on Education

E.U. Fights to Get Everyone Speaking Same Language on Education | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Though the objective to get youngsters learning more languages has been restated repeatedly among European Union officials, progress seems to be slowing.
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Websites in Different Languages Offer More Global Perspective

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The wired world has made it possible for people from all across the globe to connect and learn from each other.  This article explains how to use Google search tools to translate pages from other countries and suggests ways to use these tools in the classroom.

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