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English level in Malaysia not that high yet, say teachers
The Star Online
Malaysia: Malaysia is still some way off before it can reach an internationally accepted level of English proficiency, according to the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association. Referring to Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan's comments that Malaysians' grasp of the English language was better than Singaporeans, Melta president Assoc Prof Dr Ganakumaran Subramaniam said statistics provided in the Malaysian Education Blueprint showed otherwise. Other documents released by the ministry and government agencies also showed the proficiency level was not there yet, he said.
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The impact of Moroccan students' attitudes towards English language on speaking skill
Morocco World News
Morocco: To begin embarking on research about attitudes, it is fairly clear that it is required that we define the most relevant concept. The word "attitude" is a flimsy one. Its meaning is evasive. The word is used in different contexts interchangeably with other words such as "motivation", "beliefs" or "impression." If we were to pin down the one single meaning of the word, we may find ourselves talking about perception, culture, past experiences, assumptions, beliefs, impressions and so on and so forth. All these concepts undoubtedly have a strong tie with the word.
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How to measure English learners' development more accurately
EdCentral
The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously posited that it is impossible to step into the same river twice. That is, by the time you go back for the second dip, the water you touched the first time is long downstream. This makes it challenging to get clear understanding of the river: is it full of fish? What's its temperature? Etc. Each splash into the water is simply one slice of time. To get more complete knowledge, you'd need to measure it over a longer period of time. This is as good an analogy as any for illustrating the challenges of responsibly assessing language learners.
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The TESOL Blog: Catch up on convention
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Expansion, more funds needed for English language program
Connecticut Post
Programs for 35,000 Connecticut students who need to learn English should be greatly expanded and better funded, a statewide panel recommended. Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, appointed the panel in February to examine the state's English language learners program and gave it 45 days to deliver a set of recommendations.
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Boston schools' language barriers persist
Boston Globe
The Boston school system is failing to adequately teach thousands of students who speak limited English and provide them with rigorous coursework, nearly five years after promising the U.S. government it would overhaul programs to comply with civil rights laws, according to an ongoing federal review obtained by the Globe. The violations are so widespread — prompting repeated visits by federal investigators over the last few months — that the school system is increasingly concerned that the federal agencies might head to court to force compliance.
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Cebuano? Here are all the languages Jersey City students speak
The Jersey Journal
"Bienvenida," "Welkom," "歡迎光臨" and "Welcome" to the Jersey City school district. This is the most diverse city in the country, after all. Besides its native English speakers, the 38-school, 30,000-student district has 2,600 English language learning students who speak a total of more than 40 first languages. A complete list cited in a recent federal government review includes languages that most people from around here probably haven't even heard of — though maybe you heard someone speaking it once and didn't know it.
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For many Nepalese immigrants, reading English is a first language
The Scranton Times-Tribune
Up and down streets in Scranton's Hill Section in Pennsylvania, the Rev. Kristian Bjornstad parks his 15-passenger van, runs up to apartment doors and knocks. It's time to learn English. Each Thursday, the pastor of Peace Lutheran Church fills his van and opens his North Scranton church to some of the city's newest residents — refugees from Nepal. They never received formal education in Bhutan, or as refugees in Nepal. Most cannot even read their native language.
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After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures
Georgetown University Medical Center via Science Daily
When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That's the finding from a new study that shows the brain learns words quickly by tuning neurons to respond to a complete word, not parts of it.
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Powerful classroom lessons: It all begins with the hook
Edutopia
How do you introduce new projects to your students? What is your hook? Great project-based learning begins with an engaging launch that grabs students' interest and pulls them in. Every project needs a hook.
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