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Teachers' Views of Second Language Learning and Teaching ...

old-fashioned-teacher. What are teachers' views of second language Learning and teaching? This question is so general that it might defy any decent answer from any kind of study. We surely have to focus the question better.
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Diversity the norm in one German classroom - Deutsche Welle

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Diversity the norm in one German classroom. Children who are immigrants or the children of immigrants often need special lessons.
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Partnership Programs Make College a Reality for First-Generation Students - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

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GEAR UP NC's curator insight, June 24, 2013 11:10 AM

Pre-college programs that provide each student with social capital of what it's like to be a college student = priceless.  #GEARUPworks

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School Year Blog: Are Standardized Tests Blocking Poor Students from Top Universities?

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More and more South African universities are requiring applicants to take a math and English aptitude test. It helps them gauge students' preparedness, but may also be preventing poor students from applying.
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An Introverted Student Is A Gift

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Written By: Robyn Shulman Introverts With the ever-growing focus on the social, emotional, and developmental needs of our students, there … (MUST READ post on diversity and introverts in the classroom!
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Engaged Teaching: "Do Now" Activities for Your Lessons

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Blogger Maurice Elias shares some simple tips for implementing SEL in elementary, middle and high school classes -- including a short quiet time at the beginning and end of the day, using transition circles, and reflective writing and discussion...
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Diversity the norm in one German classroom - Deutsche Welle

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New centre opens students to nature and aboriginal education - Regina Leader-Post

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Saskatoon Public Schools has offered programs in sustainable environmentalism, social justice and indigenous history at the site since 1990.
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Latino students at Lexington high school wrote book about their U.S. experiences | Books | Kentucky.com

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Latino students at Lexington's Paul Laurence Dunbar High School have written a book about what it's like growing up and attending school in a sometimes alien — and not always welcoming — country.
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Not All English is the Same

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"22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other"


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Lena Minassian's curator insight, January 27, 2015 5:58 PM

This article was actually funny and interesting. You do not really pay attention to the pronunciation of words just because we are surrounded by the same people who say a particular word the same way. Many individuals in the US are in for a culture shock if they leave their respected homes. One word that you have grown up with may be a completely different word in another area. We tend to not focus a lot of attention on the smaller details like this type of grammar and pronunciation so this caught my eye because it was interesting to think about and realize how you say words compared to the rest of the United States.

Louis Mazza's curator insight, January 28, 2015 11:53 AM

to me this is not so shocking but definitely entertaining. i mean between my family their is pronunciation differences. some say tomato others say toma`to right? not all English is the same is a concept that makes perfect sense to me. in other countries such as Italy, a person from the north cannot understand a person from the south because they speak in different dialects. perhaps it has to their with their location, or job types. but it holds true that different parts of a country can speak the same language in different ways. 

Kevin Cournoyer's curator insight, April 8, 2015 3:04 PM

I've seen this collection of maps a number of times before, but they are just as interesting and informative every time I look at them. It's really a fun exercise in seeing what phrases you use or how you pronounce certain words as opposed to the rest of the country. As a Rhode Islander, the bubbler/water fountain divide was of particular interest to me. I also found it funny that I have the vaguely Western/Midwestern tendency of calling "rotaries" (or what are traditionally called rotaries in my area), "roundabouts". This is especially curious to me, because I generally tend to think of that term as a British one. Could this possibly mean that a lot of British immigrants settled in the Western/Midwestern United States? Or am I just mistaken and buying into a poorly informed stereotype about British people?

 

Whatever the case, these maps are very informative and say a lot about the linguistic differences that occur even within one country. Now granted, the United States is a large country, so there is bound to be a good amount of variation. But it's still fascinating to me just how much variety there can be. The fact that when traveling, your use or pronunciation of a certain word or phrase can immediately identify you as an out-of-towner is very interesting. This is yet another example of the importance of doing your own research in order to avoid making incorrect assumptions. Just because all of the people within a geographic border may live in the same country, it does not mean that their dialects or colloquialisms are all the same. It does not even necessarily mean that they speak the same language. Different immigrant groups (because almost no country is impervious to immigration) settle in different areas and this ends up contributing (in part) to the different dialects and expressions that one finds within geographic borders. 

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What is Language Acquisition and How it Works? - Develop a Child

What is Language Acquisition and How it Works? - Develop a Child | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Acquisition of one's native language;. - Secondary awareness of the native language, usually associated with schooling;. - Learning a foreign language. Non-native language learned by a child, can be of two kinds.
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ESL changes threaten education standards - ABC Online

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ESL changes threaten education standards
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"However experience has shown some students will fall through the gaps with that method only, as more specialised ESL teaching is needed, to bring those students' English up to scratch.
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Summer Reading for Educators: My Favorites

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Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips offers us his go-to list of what educators should be reading this summer.
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Critical Period Hypothesis and its relevance to second language ...

There is consensus in the field of second language acquisition research that a period of time exists in which the acquisition or learning of a second language can be accomplished more rapidly and easily than times falling ...
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ChicagoQuest: Teaching with games in Chicago's Cabrini-Green - Polygon

ChicagoQuest: Teaching with games in Chicago's Cabrini-Green Polygon In Luke Carman's classroom, late on a Tuesday a mere 26 days from the end of the school year, the 20-odd pupils have crossed the line between busy buzz and catastrophic freight...
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Father's Day, the Writing Process, and the Art of Reinventing Yourself

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Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron interviews her first writing teacher and father, Jay Wolpert.
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Silicon Valley's Immigrant Janitors Learning English at Work | @pritheworld

Silicon Valley's Immigrant Janitors Learning English at Work | @pritheworld | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
If an immigration bill currently under consideration in the Senate becomes law, millions of people will need to learn English to become permanent US residents.
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Does French Stand a Chance Against a Global English-language Tsunami? - Huffington Post

Does French Stand a Chance Against a Global English-language Tsunami?
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Students studying English in France rank 23rd out of 27 EU countries. (One forgets, though, that ...
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International Experiences Benefit Pre-Service Teachers - Education Week News (blog)

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They are more sensitive to the needs of diverse learners, able to teach them how to navigate an increasingly globalized society.
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We need to give our preservice teachers experiences beyond the classroom.

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Essay for College Application: Classroom Diversity

Catering to Diversity in the Classroom ECE405: Children & Families in a divers(a) Society Tracie L. Faulkner instructor: Kristie Ballard February 20, 2012 I must contain when I stubborn to bring about a teacher, I neer put very ...
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PBL and Culturally Responsive Instruction

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English teacher Rob Wood concludes Sammamish High School's blog series about the seven key elements for integrating PBL by explaining the pedagogical differences between Inclusive Cultural Response and Reactive Cultural Response.
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Let's read! Latina bloggers launch summer reading program for children - NBC Latino

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Let's read! Latina bloggers launch summer reading program for children
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Latinas for Latino Literature is taking action by providing Latino families with the tools we need to help our kids succeed academically.
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What's Wrong with Sweden? - FrontPage Magazine

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What's Wrong with Sweden?
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Yes, if you're referring to the fact that it has over 250 native ethnic and linguistic groups with a wide range of cultures, from Fula to Hausa to Yoruba.
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Encouraging student engagement--Working with culturally and ...

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Encouraging student engagement--Working with culturally and linguistically diverse cohorts. My interpreting class is usually quite large and consists of approximately 100 students, who are coming from different countries and ...
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Report on Dropout Rates: Who's Missing from Graduation Stages?

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Blogger Suzie Boss reports that dropout rates are higher for students living in poverty, highlighting noteworthy programs that are currently trying to change this.
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