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Summer funding cut to English language program for immigrants
CBC News
Canada: The federal government has cut summer funding to an English language program for new Canadians, a decision some immigrants say will delay their ability to learn the country's main language. Funding for the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada program, which provides new immigrants a chance to learn English for conversation, business and academics, is provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
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Language schools hit by huge delay in visas
Times of Malta
Malta: English language students from outside the EU are facing huge delays to get their visas renewed — a growing problem which industry insiders say could hurt the sector. Sources who work in the English language industry said some students who came to Malta for long-term courses were giving up. Rather than chasing paperwork to extend their stay beyond their 90-day visas, they were leaving before they completed their course.
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How a school network helps immigrant kids learn
The New York Times
In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled that the children of illegal immigrants cannot be denied a free public education. It's not their fault, after all, that their parents brought them into this country. But until recently, 20 school districts in New York State effectively kept undocumented youngsters out of school by imposing bureaucratic roadblocks such as insisting that the students' parents produce Social Security cards. It took a full-court press by the State Education Department and the state attorney general's office to end that practice.
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TESOL Affiliate and Interest Section Task Forces announced
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Thank you to all TESOL Members who showed interest in participating in the newest TESOL Task Forces. Chosen from a very strong pool of applicants, the TESOL Board of Directors is pleased to announce the members of our new Affiliate Task Force and Interest Section Task Force. The first report from each Task Force should be available in October 2015. We'll keep you posted!
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Now accepting applications! 2016 TESOL Teacher of the Year
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Eligible nominees include any English language teacher who has been a classroom teacher for a minimum of three years and is not a previous recipient of this award or the TESOL Excellence in Teaching Award. Read more. Deadline 19 July 2015.
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New release from TESOL Press
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New Ways in Teaching Adults, Revised brings together the best of the past with suggestions for the future and proves that teachers' imaginations continue to produce an interesting and varied range of ways to learn English.
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TESOL Press call for proposals: Mobile Apps for Language Learning & Teaching — Deadline Extended
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TESOL Press seeks proposals for a booklet (75–100 pages) that offers a critical literature review of apps available for mobile language learning and teaching. Proposals due 1 July 2015.
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TESOL Press call for proposals: Corpus Linguistics for Language Learning & Teaching — Deadline Extended
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TESOL Press seeks proposals for a book or booklet that identifies some of the best corpora and software currently available and explains how teachers can use them to enhance their teaching. Proposals due 1 July 2015.
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TESOL Press call for contributions: Voices from the TESOL Classroom Series
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Submissions due 20 July 2015.
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TESOL call for research proposals
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The TESOL Research Standing Committee is now accepting research proposals for 2015. Each award provides up to US$2500 for applicants who are currently working on research or would like to start research projects that are aligned with the TESOL Research Agenda. Proposal deadline is Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 11:59 pm U.S. eastern time. We look forward to seeing your proposal!
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Key numbers from a report to Congress on US education
The New York Times
The American education landscape is shifting. More U.S. school-age kids live in poverty and need English language services, according to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics. Enrollment in public schools is up, including in charter schools that have grown in popularity. At the same time, smaller numbers of children attend private schools. Fewer students are dropping out of high school. And, while more undergraduate students seek financial aid to obtain a four-year degree, college graduates continue to earn more than their peers.
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How schools maximize gifted talent
District Administration Magazine
The U.S. public school system's focus on struggling students leaves high-achievers — especially minorities, the economically disadvantaged and English language learners — without a challenging enough education, experts say. A lack of federal funding and patchwork policies across states often leave decisions on identifying and serving gifted students to district administrators. An estimated 3 million to 5 million academically gifted students attend K-12 schools, and it is unknown how many are receiving services, according to the National Association for Gifted Children.
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Miami-Dade postpones proposed changes to foreign language instruction
Education Week
Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho told the Miami Herald that he will postpone scheduled changes to the way the district teaches foreign languages. Amid growing criticism of his plan, the superintendent will convene a task force to work on proposals that could roll out during the 2016-2017 school year. Under Carvalho's proposed plan, students would not receive bilingual instruction unless they're in intensive language immersion programs with instruction in subjects such as math, science, and social studies split between English and another language.
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New English 'tests' for Dubai taxi drivers
Emirates 24/7
Dubai: The Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority, has embarked on an initiative setting out new world-class standards for enticing and recruiting cabdrivers in Dubai. The step, which is taken in collaboration with one of the leading international firms in this regard, is intended to improve this aspect and align it with the ongoing development seen by the UAE in general and Dubai in particular. Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of Public Transport Agency at the RTA, said: "The RTA is seeking to bring happiness to all customers, especially users of taxis; a vital sector with implications on the tourist profile of the emirate."
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The wizardry of Oz
Language Magazine
Australia has been a preferred study-abroad destination for students from the U.S. and Asia for decades because of the excellent quality of the universities, unique flora and fauna, charming culture, jaw-dropping coastlines, hip cities, and, of course, English language. In recent years, international students have been flocking to the Land Down Under for all of the same reasons. Unlike the Americans, however, many international students see English in Australia as an opportunity to learn the language; some go to Australia just for the English language education, while others transfer into Australian universities for college or graduate school.
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Brain remembers language better if you sing it
VOA Learning English
United Kingdom: Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied the relationship between music and remembering a foreign language. They found that remembering words in a song was the best way to remember even one of the most difficult languages.
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How long does it take to learn English?
EdCentral
In its 1974 Lau v. Nichols decision, the U.S. Supreme Court stated that public schools have an obligation to provide appropriate language services to students who are learning English. Logically, this has prompted lots of interest from education policymakers who want to know: how long does it take for DLLs to learn English? For better or worse, there's no simple answer: the length of time depends on a range of factors. Specifically, the variables influencing the trajectory of DLLs' English development fall into two categories: individual factors and school factors.
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Brazilian students learn English by fielding pizza orders
PSFK
Brazil: Engaging young people with languages at times can be hard, especially as the general criteria tends to be limited to conversations that focus on unrealistic situations. Ad agency FCB Brazil has teamed up with Bella Vista Pizzeria in Culver City, California to overcome this problem and re-engage students at the CNA Language School with an innovative campaign named Hello Pizza. The initiative takes a forward-thinking approach to teaching people the basics of a new language by incorporating pizza ordering into the mix, bringing otherwise disengaging sessions into real-life territories.
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Teach empathy with digital immigration stories
Edutopia
How important is integrating empathy instruction into the curriculum? Essential. As Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar wrote recently, "There's enough evidence in our world today that we need to intentionally cultivate empathy." As I've suggested in a previous post, welcoming immigrant students into the classroom is important, given that we are a nation of immigrants. These occasions can also be an opportunity to foster empathy.
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