Articles about english language teaching


You Say ‘To-may-to,’ I Say ‘To-mah-to’

Last updated: 06/18/2018

For English speakers in an alien English-speaking country, she writes: “A complex calculation has to be made weighing up the relative advantages of being understood, fitting in,

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Why do we say ‘once in a blue moon’? Names for the moon and other moon expressions | OxfordWords blog

Last updated: 06/12/2018

What’s the moon ever done for us? Well, besides giving us tides, the Islamic calendar, and a reason to celebrate 1969, it’s also influenced quite a lot of the English language.

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Guest Post: “Support Reading, Support Mathematics Understanding”

Last updated: 06/08/2018

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of guest posts that will be appearing on this blog about teaching math to English Language Learners.  I’ll be posting them over t

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English-teaching superstars - Language on the Move

Last updated: 06/06/2018

The global English language learning boom has resulted not only in a huge number of English learners but also created a tremendous demand for English teachers. Here on Language on

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Guest Post: “Speaking of Math: It’s time to talk in class”

Last updated: 06/06/2018

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of guest posts that will be appearing on this blog about teaching math to English Language Learners.  I’ll be posting them over th

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Reflection Questions for Teachers and Students: Looking Back at Our Year

Last updated: 06/04/2018

Note: While these questions were written with educators of ELLs and immigrants in mind, they are applicable in a wide variety of settings, including other professional organization

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The History and Glory of the Spelling Bee

Last updated: 06/04/2018

Mignon Fogarty talked with Paige Kimble, executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, to learn the history of the bee, why people are so drawn to spelling bees, why it

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How to close the vocabulary gap in the classroom

Last updated: 06/03/2018

Building children’s vocabularies opens doors to harder, more rewarding curriculums and lifelong learning, writes Alex Quigley, but it needs careful focus We know that talk is a

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Should SAT and ACT Test Results Be Optional in College Admissions?

Last updated: 05/15/2018

Standardized testing is a major part of applying for admission to colleges and universities in the United States. SAT or ACT results, for example, are just one measure admissions

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Primary English: Speaking and listening tools

Last updated: 04/13/2018

Accountable talk adds greater structure and rigour to discussion activities. It breaks skills into four areas : Stating opinions, clarifying ideas, active listening and respectful

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