Course breaks barriers to language for non-English speakers

December 8, 2008

DESOTO, MS–Since 2002, the number of non-English speakers in the DeSoto County School system has multiplied 10-fold, from 70 to more than 800. And the trend is likely to continue. As a result, the district is embarking on a bold pilot program to integrate these children full story
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What Language Teaching Is

December 8, 2008

NCLRC–Good teaching happens when competent teachers with non-discouraging personalities use non-defensive approaches to language teaching and learning, and cherish their students. full story
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MSU English as Second Language Program Enrollment Largest of Public Schools in KY

December 4, 2008

MURRAY, KY–On a campus where international student enrollment is growing steadily, language barriers can seem daunting. However, Murray State University’s English as a Second Language program serves as an important transition program for international students attending the school. The ESL program emphasizes language proficiency in all skill and knowledge areas, full story
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Teachers will mind language

December 2, 2008

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA–The Territory Government is facing a revolt from remote teachers who vow to continue teaching in Aboriginal languages, despite an order to teach in English. Award-winning teacher Yalmay Yunupingu said yesterday she would refuse Departmental orders not to teach in her own language of Yolngu Matha. The Territory Government says from full story complete coverage
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It’s No Secret: Progress Prized In Brownsville

December 2, 2008

BROWNSVILLE, TX–Here at Cromack Elementary School, near the border of the United States and Mexico, many children in the early grades are taught in Spanish. By 4th grade, those students have made the smooth transition to classes where practically all full story
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Rwanda: English Language Teaching Kicks Off

December 2, 2008

KIGALI, RWANDA–The recent government decision to use English as the language of instruction has kicked off in some schools, with teachers enrolling for the language alongside their students. Among the schools that have started implementing English language is St Patrick primary school in Kicukiro district. full story
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It’s Carnival Time

December 2, 2008

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE–For this 8th edition of the ELL/ESL/EFL carnival, bloggers provide answers to some of the questions I presume that educators of English-learners might have. OK, I admit that the first question may not exactly have been on the tip of your tongue, but it could help some ELL teachers to stretch in how they engage students. full story
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