Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Couple that Teaches Together . . . A Belated Valentine’s Day Post

So, Valentine’s Day got by me again. Or maybe I let it go. It’s been all downhill since third grade. What ever happened to those ossified candy hearts with “Kiss Me” (or, in recent years, “Text Me”) stamped on them? … Continue reading

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Teaching Telephone Language and Strategies

By Cathy Sunshine Did someone’s cellphone just ring in class? When it comes to chatting with friends (in Spanish), young Latinos are enthusiastic cellphone users, according to a recent study.  Half of Latino youth aged 16 to 25 text message … Continue reading

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Free Online Training Website for ESL Teachers

This from our program director, Ann-Lloyd Hufstader: The U.S. Education Department’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education has launched the English Language Learning University (ELL-U) website, a free interactive professional development network for ELL practitioners (that’s us, folks).

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English Language Learners in Classrooms: A Big Change for US Schools

A decade ago, about 3.5 million schoolchildren in the United States were “English language learners.” Now it’s over 5 million—almost 11 percent of all kids in US public schools. It’s a steep challenge for schools, and not just in the … Continue reading

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