Kamil Trzebiatowski

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Is dual-language education always the best course for English learners?

Luis Antonio Hernandez reads a story about Cinco de Mayo to students in Christy Crotwell’s first grade class at Morton Elementary School. He reads …

Rethinking Language Goals in Science with Three-Dimensional Learning

More Authentic Language Learning Goals<p>The three dimensions of the NGSS support the formation of new rich and authentic science learning goals by …

Alison Phipps: One day without us ... here’s what the history book might say in 20 years

England and Wales have not taken any refugees since leaving the EU and there have been deportations of foreign workers back to EU states. These …

Multilingualism in the digital age: The need for a ‘European language programme’

Written by Zsolt G. Pataki with Bianca A. Schranz,The first STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment) workshop in 2017, held on 10 January in …

Mind your language: The benefits of bilingualism

Brussels is officially a bilingual city, but wherever you go in Belgium you’ll find people easily moving from one language to another. This makes the …

Papua New Guinea’s incredible linguistic diversity

INDIA, with its 1.3bn people, vast territory and 22 official languages (along with hundreds of unofficial ones), is well known as one of the most …

Bilingual kids can pick up third language 'more easily': Study

Little two-year-old Summer Tan spends her afternoons watching English cartoons and reading Chinese storybooks with her mother.<p>Exposed to both …

Why is bilingual education ‘good’ for rich kids but ‘bad’ for poor, immigrant students?

<i>(Clarification: Making clear how Karin Davenport of U.S. English views government-funded support for multiple languages.)</i><p>If you follow the public debate about bilingual education, you know that there are two basic opposing views. As Claire Bowern, the author of the following post, writes,<p>To put it …

Linguistics in School

Because linguistics is a relatively new science, most of what linguists have learnt about language over the past few decades has rarely been …

Linguistics

The 'myth' of language history: Grammar changes faster than vocabulary

Scientists have discovered that a language's grammatical structures change more quickly than vocabulary, overturning a long-held assumption in the …

Language

The importance of the mother tongue in the classroom

<b>Author: Emma Mijailovic, EAL Teacher</b><p>In my experience, teachers often have quite strong feelings about the use of a pupil’s L1 (first language) in the …

6 Things We Should Never Say to Our ELLs

Sometimes we don’t even realize there are things we say or do that may cause our ELL students to become anxious or discouraged and interfere with …

Can Yew Tee-ch me Tamil?

Earlier this year, news got around that an American linguistic contest happened to feature Singapore’s very own MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) stations. To …

Deciphering Maya glyphs

As I stood atop the Acropolis in Ek’ Balam, an archeological site in Yucatán Mexico, I was overwhelmed by the vast expanse of lush forestry that …

Not your typical type: An interview with Emily Hsiang

<i>Frances Loke Wei speaks with Emily Hsiang, editor of</i> Hanzi<i>, a new documentary on the Chinese script.</i> Hanzi <i>is produced by independent, Taiwan-based</i> …

One language, many scripts

Take a moment to imagine what would happen if English suddenly switched from being written with the Latin alphabet to being written in ελληνικά …

Silence that speaks volumes

In the spelling of English words, it is not uncommon to come across letters that are not sounded (or at least not directly) when we speak those …

Titan voice: An alum explains how she engages students via culturally responsive teaching

By Mayra Castro Orozco<p>Contributing columnist<p>I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, the youngest of eight children.<p>When my family immigrated to …

Bilinguals May Recognize Voices Better

A new study in <i>Bilingualism: Language and Cognition</i> shows an advantage in bilingual children when determining voices of who is talking (talker-voice …

You too could be multilingual – it's just about unlocking the skills inside

Think back to when you first started learning a foreign language. For many readers it was probably French, German or Spanish at school.<p>I was one of …

Grenfell shows just how Britain fails migrants

The police tape that lined streets around Grenfell Tower told a tale of two cities. Multimillion-pound properties with perfectly manicured front gardens stood under the shadow of the still smoking and charred block. Throughout the night before, in church halls, civic centres and mosques all around, …

Grenfell Tower

Drawing on Ideas for Language Learners

<b>Mark Oronzio</b> <i>suggests concept-</i><i>mapping strategies for language learners</i><p>For more than 40 years, education researchers have advocated the use of concept …

Pedagogy

The multiple benefits of learning two languages

California has taken important steps to support dual language learners.

EAL in International Schools

<i>Graham Smith is the managing director of The EAL Academy, one of the EAL Journal’s sponsors. In this post he reports on a recent International</i> …

These Profound Photos Masterfully Turn Racial Stereotypes On Their Head

A powerful new photo essay reexamines our relationship with race.<p>“Let’s Talk About Race” is a powerful photo essay published in the latest issue of O, The Oprah Magazine that challenges the ways we view race in a masterful way.<p>The magazine’s editor-in-chief Lucy Kaylin, who oversaw all production …

Myth vs. Fact: Bilingual Language Development

Unfortunately, many erroneous beliefs still persist with regard to language acquisition in bilingual children. The above infographic was created to …

Language

Repetition a key factor in language learning

A new study has focused on language acquisition in the brain. Even short repetitive exposure to novel words induced a rapid neural response increase …

Minus. No, take away. No, subtract. No…

What makes English so bloody important that it needs 9 different ways to say exactly the same thing? No wonder it’s so bloody difficult to learn, or …

The best way to prepare for life after Brexit is to teach kids a second language

The formal negotiations to untangle the UK from the intricacies of the European Union are now well underway. And it is clear that looking forward, Britain’s new relationship with the EU will necessitate conducting trade and political communications in a new dynamic—one which is unlikely to be done …

IATEFL reflections

<i>Nandhaka Pieris (NALDIC’s project officer) attended the IATEFL conference in Glasgow recently and sends this report. This post was originally</i> …