One of the problems in basic-level reading is that many reading texts on the market are often too advanced for beginning learners since they contain both complex structures and a flood of new vocabulary. Such material can overwhelm the reader and create a feeling of frustration...
Becoming multilingual is key in breaking down barriers for young generations to become true citizens in the global village of today and the future. That was the message from Nicolas Chapuis, France's ambassador to Canada who paid a quick visit to Anderson Elementary, a...
If you didn't study any foreign languages in school, picking one up as an adult can be challenging, since the human brain is best-equipped to absorb a new language in the early childhood years.
Some aboriginal children in Fredericton are learning about traditional Maliseet language and culture in a new outdoor preschool program. "I saw a Mihku," says four-year-old Maia Okoye, explaining that's the Maliseet word for squirrel. She can also imitate the animal's chatter....
Most people recognize that the immigrants who are most likely to succeed in Canada are those who master either of the country's official languages. A host of studies back up this conclusion. But opinions range all over about how best...
Literacy is the keystone to success, first in school and then in life; a common saying is that first we learn to read, but then we read to learn. Children who learn to read early and often seem to have the world at their fingertips, while those who struggle with reading...
Migration and globalization are placing thousands of second language learners in the classrooms of teachers who lack training in language instruction. As a result, schools face the challenge of preparing educators to foster inclusive, effective language learning.
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