Maria Gonzalez-Aldave

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English pronunciation: index of common mistakes by first language background

Practising production and recognition of English sounds using Minimal Pairs<p>The teacher or student (A) reads out ONE word from each pair without …

The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual

<i>Today, more of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual. In addition to facilitating cross-cultural communication, this</i> …

Know more than one language? How your bilingual brain could pay dividends

Speaking more than one language may confer significant benefits on the developing brain. Research has now shown that bilingual young adults not only fare better in the job market, but are also more likely to demonstrate empathy and problem-solving skills.<p>The fact is that American adults are largely …

Language Learning

The advantages of speaking two languages

Speaking more than one language may confer significant benefits on the developing brain. Research has now shown that bilingual young adults not only …

The Importance of World Languages and Intercultural Competence

The national debate about education seems omnipresent in the media, whether on TV or the radio, in newspapers and magazines, or in social media, from …

Language Learning

What speaking two languages does to the brain

There is increasing evidence that bilingualism can affect how the brain works. Older, lifelong bilinguals have demonstrated better cognitive skills …

3 Effective Habits For Learning New Languages

There are a myriad of ways to learn exciting new languages available online as well as at classroom sites close to you. There is a greater push …

Language Learning

Educators Send Flipboard Magazines Into the Classroom

Recently we’ve noticed a number of blog posts that describe how teachers are creating Flipboard magazines to collect and share content with students and other education professionals. The most recent of these comes from Josh Allen, who writes on the Tech Fridge blog about using Flipboard magazines …

Education Technology

Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native language makes it easier for them to learn English

Parents who worry that speaking their native language at home will disrupt their child's ability to learn English have nothing to fear.<p>The editors of …

Language Learning

Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners

Academic Language and English language learners

English Language Learners

Assessment of English Language Learners

4 Ways to Use Project-Based Learning to Support English Language Learners

If you are a teacher in America, chances are you have an English Language Learner (ELL) in your classroom. Take note: that number–approximately 10% …

New Tool Kit Helps English Language Learners Access Quality Education

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice announced Monday the completion of a tool kit designed to help ensure English language learners have access to a high-quality education.<p>“Our work is motivated by the belief that all students—regardless of race, gender, income, disability, and English …

Education Technology

School launches new mentoring program for English learners

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A colorful chart on the wall of the English as a New Language classroom in Beardsley Elementary School shows the six levels of English proficiency with a challenge to students above it: "How far will you climb this year?"<p>Paper cutouts labeled with student initials are hung …

Countries with High English Proficiency Are More Innovative

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, is one of the world’s most successful Internet entrepreneurs. But Ma has never written a line of code. He did not train as an engineer. Instead, Ma studied English in college, and worked as an English teacher and translator before diving into …

The Costs of English-Only Education

Efforts to teach ELL students in their native languages are gaining traction—and they’re benefitting native English speakers, too.<p>In 1998, Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley millionaire and former gubernatorial candidate, set out to abolish bilingual education in California. Fueled by an anti-immigrant …

Can Texas Figure Out How to Teach English to Immigrant Children?

Schools in El Paso are struggling to find the funds and the format to help low-income Spanish-speaking students.<p>EL PASO, Tex.—Out of all the cities in Texas, this would seemingly have been the one where schools knew how to help Spanish-speaking students learn. El Paso is progressive and welcoming, …

TerraTalk App Corrects Language Students’ English Pronunciation

Speaking–or at least trying to be comprehensible–is one of the hardest parts of studying a new language. TerraTalk, a Japanese startup, wants to help English learners with a new app that promises to correct their pronunciation and grammar. The company just launched its Android app with $1.34 …

4 Parent Engagement Strategies for English Language Learners

<i>Meriwynn Mansori, Manager of Curriculum, VIF International Education</i><p>Research shows that parental engagement pays off for all students. Regardless of family income or background, students with engaged parents are more likely to:<p>Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level …

The Problem With Title I Education Funding

1<p>SHARES<p>Last week, the Hamilton Project released a report on America's struggling K–12 public education system. The report is full of useful …

Education

A Diverse Teaching Force? This Search Firm Can Help, But It'll Cost You

More than half of public school students are members of minority groups, but 83 percent of their teachers are white. Half of students are boys, while three-quarters of teachers are women.<p>Students can benefit in many ways from having teachers who look like them, but in many schools around the …

Education

We Have Student-Led Conferences. Why Not Teacher-Led Evaluations?

At the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, we are working toward creating a culture of learning that includes students, teachers, and parents. We believe …

Teaching English Language Learners to Read

Transcript<p>Studio<p><b>Delia Pompa:</b> Hello. Welcome to this year's final show in the Reading Rockets teleconference series, Achieving Success in Reading. …

Language Learning

14 Ways to Help Kids Learn Vocabulary in a New Language

What happens when your child comes home with homework in a foreign language of which you’re not fluent? What if they’ve got a list of vocabulary …

Language Learning

EveryLanguageLearner

10 of the Best Common Core Teaching Tips Ever!<p>$0.99<p>10 Common Core Aligned Teaching Tips for your classroom! Need ideas? Get them now! Or do you want …

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Stop Teaching – Start Learning

<b>Do you ever teach a class?</b><p>By ‘teach’ I mean <b>talk to the whole class</b> to share instruction or discuss content. If the answer is yes, then I would like …