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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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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Chamber hopes teaching workers English pays off

December 8, 2008

SANTA ROSA, CA–You don’t want Roberto Delgaldo in your class — he messes up the curve in a big way. The employee of the Filtration Group tripled his English comprehension score in after-work English classes, and on Wednesday, received a diploma for finishing his first semester full story
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Move to Introduce English in Arabic Nurseries Hailed

December 8, 2008

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–Children at a young age are more linguistically inclined in comparison to the later stages in their life. Parents thus believe that if English is taught in state-run and Arabic nurseries and schools it will make their children more proficient when they full story
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Oregon Suspends Use of Aprenda–a Spanish-Language Test

December 8, 2008

LEARNING THE LANGAUGE–Oregon has become the latest state to stop using an alternative test for English-language learners because federal education officials have questioned its comparability with the state’s regular test. A number of states have already dropped alternative tests for English-language learners for the same reason. full story
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Despite testimony, immigration bill looks to pass session intact

December 8, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–After more than two dozen hours of testimony about illegal immigration from Utahns across the state, it looks as if a comprehensive immigration reform bill will survive with only a couple of minor tweaks. SB81 attempts to tighten immigration full story
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