Programs aimed at helping students adjust to language

December 10, 2008

NASHUA, CT–Although America is a land of immigrants, throughout history, many Americans have hesitated to welcome newcomers. Even today, many want immigrants and refugees to assimilate quickly and are ambivalent about accommodations they believe might slow full story
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Study rebuts perceptions of migrants’ English use

December 10, 2008

PHOENIX, AZ–Phoenix resident Guadalupe Garcia has lived in the United States for nearly 35 years, but she still doesn’t speak English well. The 65-year-old seamstress from Mexico spoke only Spanish at home to her children and held jobs where she didn’t need much English. full story  related story
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Language Centres Set Up All Over the Country

December 10, 2008

KIGALI, RWANDA–Following the move by the government making English the language of instruction in all schools, centres have been established across the country that will facilitate students and teachers learn the language. According to Fred Bahati, the Director of the full story
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The Top Ten Linguists

December 10, 2008

LEXIOPHILES–Broadly defined, linguist is someone who is engaged in the study of human language. Throughout its distinguished history, language study has known thousands of names from Panini, the author of the first Sanskrit grammar, to John Grinder, the founder of  full story
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‘Other English(es)’ teachers

December 10, 2008

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA–The days of “The Queen’s English” are long since past. English is now a global language, shared not by only the British, N. Americans and Australians, but S. Africans, Singaporeans, Filipinos, Indians, Jamaicans, and many others. In this situation, we can full story
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What is ELL?

December 10, 2008

GRAND FORKS, ND–The English Language Learner program includes six levels. Level 1 contains students with no English background, and students become more proficient closer to Level 6. Students can be taken out of the program when they reach 4.5, according to state law, but staff full story
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Integrating immigrants into the workplace takes time

December 10, 2008

CALGARY, CANADA–Thousands of studies and practical experience have demonstrated that culture-sensitive HR management practices improve performance in the modern, diverse workplace. Due to cultural differences, management methods that work well in Calgary will not full story
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