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Culture is not usually at the heart of EFL teachers' concerns. This talk aims at showing how your coursebook can serve as the perfect springboard to dive into cultural issues, an essential and integral aspect of language.
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When a Language Dies
CBC Diversity is an initiative launched in 2012 by the Children's Book Council (www.cbcbooks.org) that advocates for an inclusive and representative children’s publishing industry by building...
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When something is “lost in translation,” it could have been due to a simple mistake or due to the fact that one language was not quite able to capture the essence of a word's meaning in another language. This conflict is the idea behind New Zealand-based designer Anjana Iyer's “Found in Translation” series of images, which try to explain the meaning behind words in other languages that have no direct equivalent in English.
The National Latino Children's Institute's mission is to focus the nation's attention on the contributions and challenges of young latinos by advocating for their success and well being through partnerships and programs.
"Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past."
Not really primary geography but so interesting!
A good teaching tool for explaining the diversity of languages.
Edutopia blogger David Cutler shares his conversation with Josh Elder, creator of Reading With Pictures, about using comics as a strategy for engaging students to construct meaning while interacting with the pictures and text.
ESL classes growing in suburban schools The Saratogian The students in Patrice Delehanty's high school classroom sat with desks in a semicircle listening to her explain the process to be used on an upcoming test.
The English-Vinglish Hang-up The New Indian Express The different dialects spoken by various communities, aside from the different languages, only compounds that diversity.
Two-thirds of EU adults are fluent in a foreign language Expatica Spain English is also the most popular language studied by EU students. In 2011, the most recent year ...
Brantford Expositor Arts-based project helps students express themselves Brantford Expositor An arts-based project they recently presented at the Celebrating Linguistic Diversity conference in Toronto helped them express that frustration through...
Education consultant and guest blogger John McCarthy advocates for student-centered education via three strategies for differentiated instruction: knowing students' strengths, involving them in planning, and leveraging the strengths of fellow...
Jim Lerman's insight:
Originally developed for ELLs, this prompt is good for learners of almost any age, regardless if their first language is English or another.
Would be an interesting prompt for anyone. My eighth grade classes are blogging about civil war historical fiction -- would be a good prompt for them as well.
The number of children crossing the U.S. border alone has doubled since last year. Answers to key questions on the crisis.
Infographic and other details about the children who cross the border alone.
Why should a local government care about welcoming immigrants and becoming an actively empathetic institution?
Creating an environment that is friendly toward immigrants is both a matter of human decency and smart economics. A welcoming city is more likely to thrive, thus illustrating the “empathy imperative”—the critical importance of empathy within communities today. A person who is welcoming to another resident shows active empathy—the kind that involves concrete steps on behalf of the “welcomer” to help make the resident’s journey smoother.
In this way, the empathy imperative is a powerful economic driver that also makes a city a more vibrant, inclusive, and pleasant place to live.
by David Lubel
Love this chart of wonderful words. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2251868538785458/
Background information on blogger Adam Beck’s family and his efforts to raise children with good bilingual ability.
Raising multilingual children- resources, ideas, from this blogger.
//Bilingualism Learning second language 'slows brain ageing' "These findings are of considerable practical relevance. Millions of people around the… - Lorna Salgado - Google+
Helsinki Times How languages can survive in today's world Helsinki Times There is some evidence that a living language group must contain a minimum of 100,000 members in order to have a chance to enrich our cultural and linguistic diversity.
Tcher Luisa Pronunciation of -ed: Pronunciation of -ed in past simple http://t.co/r7xm9iw3Pw #esl
Why students need more Black and Latino teachers: an exclusive excerpt from ... Chalkbeat New York A diverse collection of folks. Tommy Calderon. You insinuate they have a better perspective on classroom dynamics than I do.
http://homeworkfox.com/tutorials/general-questions/11251/ell240-entire-course-linguistically-culturally-diverse-learners/ ELL240 ENTIRE COURSE Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Learners...
Low-Income Latino Children Show Great Benefits from Montessori Pre ... HealthCanal.com “This is particularly important for young Latino children who, in the Miami community, often come from culturally and linguistically diverse homes.” ...
This is thThe greatest threat to extremism isn’t an army. It’s girls reading books. Want to stick it to Boko Haram? Help educate a girl.
This is why we need to support English Learners.