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Why A Southern Drawl Sounds 'Uneducated' To Some People - Business Insider

Why A Southern Drawl Sounds 'Uneducated' To Some People - Business Insider | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Business InsiderWhy A Southern Drawl Sounds 'Uneducated' To Some PeopleBusiness InsiderShe articulates lyrics beautifully with a perfect American accent, but it was if a different person had sprung out when she started to talk the way everyone does...
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6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

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Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work.
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These robotics students were told ‘to go back to Mexico.’ The taunt only fueled their success.

These robotics students were told ‘to go back to Mexico.’ The taunt only fueled their success. | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
"These five kids are some of the brightest and best kids I've had in my whole teaching career,” robotics coach Lisa Hopper said.
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Gullah Culture

"While Gullah was not originally a written language and has never had a governing authority or dictionary, linguistic scholars have found that the language is internally consistent and in some ways more efficient and expressive than standard English. Elements of the language have seeped into African-American Vernacular English across the country."

 

For the first time in recent memory, the Charleston County School Board is discussing how to address the specific needs of Gullah and Geechee students, children of a culture whose linguistic origins trace back to the west coast of Africa via the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Some teachers have said the students' way of speaking — whether in the heavily West African-influenced Gullah language or in the more Anglicized dialects sometimes known as Geechee — can present an obstacle to understanding in the classroom. Like many Lowcountry Gullah speakers of her generation, the current head of state for the Gullah/Geechee Nation carries painful memories of adults who taught her to hold her family's way of speaking in contempt.

 

Tags: language, culture, race, education, historical.


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A truly unique gem of American culture, absolutely fascinating.
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Bread Babies And Purple Drink: Ecuador's Spin On Day Of The Dead

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While Mexico's Día de los Muertos is better known in the U.S., the day is observed through Latin America, with customs as diverse as the people. In Ecuador, it's Dia de los Difuntos.
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Latinos Face Incredible School Segregation, And No One Is Doing Anything About It

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Separate and unequal.
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At this new exhibit, you can feel what it's like to be a refugee

At this new exhibit, you can feel what it's like to be a refugee | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
It's hard to imagine the life of a refugee. A new exhibit from Doctors Without Borders hopes to make it easier.
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Knowing the Principle Parts of English Verbs Is Not Enough.

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English Conjugators
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100 Great Translated Children's Books from Around the World

100 Great Translated Children's Books from Around the World | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
100 books for kids of all ages, all in translation!
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Can this document help revitalize the Tututni Language?

Can this document help revitalize the Tututni Language? | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The answer is yes. This document can play a critical role in the revitalization of Tututni. Tututni is a language that is currently undergoing a revival. It is part of what is referred to as the Southwestern Oregon Athabascan Languages (SWOAL) including Tututni, Chetco, Coquille, Umpqua, Galice, Applegate, Chast
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California Passes Game-Changing Ethnic Studies Bill

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The modest bill may play an outsized role in expanding the field.
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De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children: Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds

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This Mayan-Language Film Is The Best Thing In Theaters Right Now

This Mayan-Language Film Is The Best Thing In Theaters Right Now | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Bustamante recalled being taught Kaqchikel as a child but told not to speak it in public to avoid bullying; he described theatergoers in Guatemala laughing at the dialect when “Ixcanul” was first released. “[People] feel the language is part of the past and not part of the progress we have made in the country.”

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Bustamante recalled being taught Kaqchikel as a child but told not to speak it in public to avoid bullying; he described theatergoers in Guatemala laughing at the dialect when “Ixcanul” was first released. “[People] feel the language is part of the past and not part of the progress we have made in the country.”
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Threatened By Rising Seas, Alaska Village Decides To Relocate

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Rising sea levels have eroded Shishmaref for many years. Now, the Inupiat Eskimo village has voted to move. One resident told NPR that it's a matter of protecting their unique community.
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The decision to move as a community means the traditions and the language of that community have more of a chance to survive.
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Muslim-American Kids Need to See More of Themselves in Pop Culture

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I learned to read when I was four years old, a source of immense pride for my mother. I’m not sure if it was because I was so young or because of how
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Language: The cornerstone of national identity

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"Of the national identity attributes included in the Pew Research Center survey, language far and away is seen as the most critical to national identity. Majorities in each of the 14 countries polled say it is very important to speak the native language to be considered a true member of the nation."


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Most Europeans see language as a strong prerequisite to be a part of the "national identity."  Immigration has put a strain on cultural identities that are often very political. A majority of European agree on the link between language and national identity, but not surprisingly, the older Europeans and those on the political right feel more strongly about the importance of speaking the national language to truly 'belong.'

 

Tags: language, culturepolitical, Europe, migration, ethnicity.

Colby Selph 's curator insight, March 10, 10:15 AM
Language is someones culture and everyone should be able to carry their culture to new places like luggage and try to implement their culture in new places.
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Working to Build a Multicultural Classroom

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Few things are more important to Cheryl Mizerny than creating a classroom environment that honors all of her multicultural students. Learn how she does it.
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Nowadays, we need to prepare students to face a multicultural world in a tolerant, respectful, responsable, and open-minded way to create a sense of harmony among all the people living in it.

As teachers and most importantly teachers of English as a foreign language we need to recognize the multiculturality in our world, and make students aware of it since we live in a globalized world and of continous change. The author proposes three things to become a culturally responsable teacher, and those are: To examined you beliefs, you classroom environment, and your teaching in ways that will impact multicultural awareness inside the classroom.
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Latino News, Entertainment, Style and Culture - HuffPost Latino Voices

Latino News, Entertainment, Style and Culture - HuffPost Latino Voices | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Get the latest news on Latino music, celebrities, film, politics and Latin America. Also discuss the issues that matter most to the Hispanic community.
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Forced From Home: A New Interactive Refugee Exhibition

Forced From Home: A New Interactive Refugee Exhibition | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Join Doctors Without Borders for an exhibition on the refugee crisis. Coming to New York, Washington DC, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia in 2016.
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This City Is 78% Latino, and the Face of a New California

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Santa Ana, in Orange County, has an all Latino City Council and stands in the vanguard of a California where Latinos have more influence in everyday life.
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Celebrities read the poem 'What They Took With Them' to support refugees – video

Celebrities read the poem 'What They Took With Them' to support refugees – video | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Oscar winner Cate Blanchett leads a cast including Keira Knightley, Stanley Tucci, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jesse Eisenberg and Kit Harington in performing the film which UN refugee agency UNHCR released to support its žWithRefugees petition. The poem was written by Jenifer Toksvig and was inspired by the stories and testimonies of people fleeing their homes and the items they took with them
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How to say "Banana" in Spanish

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A .png image uploaded by AndeanZorro. How to say "Banana" in Spanish
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National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages | To help endangered language communities find and utilize their linguistic archival sources from archives located in the D.C. area.

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Here's Why There's Nothing More American Than Speaking Spanish

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If you thought Spanish was a foreign language in the U.S., think again.
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Immigrating Into English

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“The trouble began when I decided to be dangerously ambitious. Which is to say, I decided to write a poem.”
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Ocean Vuong, poet, writes about his education and how he became a poet.  (Vietnamese background).
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New Survey Sheds Light On What It's Like To Be A Latina At Work

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The results were telling.
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