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Arabic Loanwords in English: From Syrup to Safaris

Arabic Loanwords in English: From Syrup to Safaris | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
If someone asked you for an Arabic word that’s used in English, what would come to mind? Hummus? Tahini? Maybe falafel? Well, you’re right that these are all words that came into the English language from Arabic.
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Accent Quiz: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

Accent Quiz: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer the questions to see your personal dialect map.
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This helps to develop positive self-esteem in culturally and linguistically diverse children. These activity Festival of Light: St. Lucia's Day in Sweden According to folk tradition, December 13th follows the longest night of the year ...
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Bilingual Education Produces a More Diverse Mind and Society - Truth-Out

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Bilingual Education Produces a More Diverse Mind and Society
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A recent incident in Hempstead Texas made news when a middle school principal ordered Mexican-American students not to speak Spanish or else face punishment.
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#qskills – When should L1 be used in class?

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Today’s question for the Q: Skills for Success authors: When should L1 be used in class? Nigel Caplan responds. Do you have a question about teaching English to adults that you’d like to ask our Q ...


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Low-educated immigrants and the social relevance of second ...

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This article highlights how those who teach such adults have very little second language acquisition (SLA) research to refer to in dealing with increasingly politicized policies and worsening provision for low educated ...
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Center for Applied Second Language Studies: Call for Proposals ...

Center for Applied Second Language Studies: Call for Proposals ... | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Some of topics covered may include but are not limited to: language acquisition in adults; language acquisition in children; language attrition (native and non-native); linguistic competence and performance; processing ...
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Call to protect the Arabic language - Khaleej Times

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Call to protect the Arabic language
Khaleej Times
Though considered for centuries the predominant language for science, literature and arts, Arabic is now falling prey to negligence and cultural invasion.
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Coming Soon: One Pure Language - theTrumpet.com

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Coming Soon: One Pure Language
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Rather than expecting all immigrants to speak English, U.S. schools are spending billions teaching children to maintain their parents' culture and speak in their parents' language.
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Team teaching offers benefits for Lakeland students - Hometownlife.com

Team teaching offers benefits for Lakeland students - Hometownlife.com | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Team teaching offers benefits for Lakeland students
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Responding to the diversity of student learning by differentiating teaching styles and expertise.
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Talking Shop: Food Justice Lessons and a Student-Run Grocery Store

Talking Shop: Food Justice Lessons and a Student-Run Grocery Store | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Jez Luckett, winner of a personal battle against obesity, describes his afterschool program that educates children in a lower-income urban community about the basics of nutrition and healthy shopping.
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Weigh In: Is Teaching Language an Art or a Science? | My ...

Weigh In: Is Teaching Language an Art or a Science? | My ... | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The “science” of second language teaching is usually called Second Language Acquisition. The academic field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) seeks to understand how people develop the ability to listen to, speak, ...
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Linguists to gather in Minneapolis for national conference - EurekAlert (press release)

Linguists to gather in Minneapolis for national conference
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The diversity of languages and systems of knowledge across cultures are central to what makes us human. Unfortunately, the number of ...
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A Popular Ice Cream Flavor Lost in Translation

A Popular Ice Cream Flavor Lost in Translation | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
I saw this picture on a Power Point slide in my Psych class.  It was a classic case of lost in translation—a small faux pas with a hilarious result. The English translation, of course, was meant to be “Rum Raisin.”  So—why the mix-up?
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Overturning the Myth of Valley Girl Speak

Overturning the Myth of Valley Girl Speak | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, took a close look at today’s uptalk, popularized during the 1980s as Valley Girl Speak.
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Acquiring first and second languages: differences and similarities ...

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Having read the two chapters of How Languages are Learned, and discussed in class some of the aspects of Second Language Acquisition, I am going to talk about the differences and similarities I can see between the ...
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Teaching English Learners Workshop January 25th and 26th – 2014 ...

Teaching English Learners Workshop January 25th and 26th – 2014 ... | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
At Cal-Wood, we often serve schools with linguistically and culturally diverse students. To meet the learning needs of these classes, our instructors use innovative educational techniques such as Sheltering, to teach science, ...
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Bridging Arizona's Hispanic student-achievement chasm - Arizona Republic

Bridging Arizona's Hispanic student-achievement chasm - Arizona Republic | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Bridging Arizona's Hispanic student-achievement chasm
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Bridge the racial divide » A performance chasm between White and Latino students threatens the state's future.
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Summer Schools: Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition ...

Focus: The workshop aims at training PhD and advanced MA students working on first and second language acquisition in experimental research. Minimum Education Level: MA. Special Qualifications: Target audience is ...
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When Minority Students Attend Elite Private Schools - The Atlantic

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When Minority Students Attend Elite Private Schools
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"Initially, in the 1960s and '70s there was a greater push to just integrate and assimilate," McGovern says.
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In mariachi music, students find path to college

In mariachi music, students find path to college | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — By the end of a recent weekend, the big achievement among Ramon Rivera's high school mariachi band wasn't that they had logged more than 700 miles in a bus packed with musical instruments or that they had played two shows in...
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Untranslatable Words, shows a lot about different cultures

Untranslatable Words, shows a lot about different cultures | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Opinion: No Latino children's literature in annual book list – again - NBC Latino

Opinion: No Latino children's literature in annual book list – again - NBC Latino | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Opinion: No Latino children's literature in annual book list – again NBC Latino REFORMA, or The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, strongly advocates for culturally relevant and...
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Integrate books into your classrooms. Even picture books- because children love being read to- and love hearing stories they can identify with.

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The Affective Filter Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition

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For my other class (Second Language Acquisition) I decided to do my final report on the Affective Filter Hypothesis. I'll be giving my presentation today, so I'm feeling a little nervous. But maybe putting up this post will help ...
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The Affective filter- something every person is acquainted with.

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Prize-winning book: The Routledge Handbook of Second Language ...

Prize-winning book: The Routledge Handbook of Second Language ... | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
... announce that the winners of The Modern Language Association's 2011-2012 Kenneth W. Mildenberger prize are Susan M. Glass & Alison Mackey for The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (November ...
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