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Here’s how engaging lessons motivate English learners
Here’s how engaging lessons motivate English learners

The children at my school, Manzanita Community School in Oakland, California, face the multiple challenges of poverty and learning English. More than 75 percent of our students receive free or…


Why learning foreign languages is a ‘crucial’ skill
Why learning foreign languages is a ‘crucial’ skill

Educational technology consultant Alan November is fond of telling a story about a conversation he once had with a senior executive at a global investment bank. During the course of…


Foreign language instruction meets a critical need
Foreign language instruction meets a critical need

Across the United States, foreign language programs are shrinking or disappearing altogether as school leaders face budget concerns and competing priorities. According to an article in Forbes magazine, for instance,…


Dartmouth foreign language classes embrace Twitter

Foreign language professor Tania Convertini is thrilled to catch her Dartmouth College students complaining about homework or upcoming tests. She’s not eavesdropping—she’s reading their tweets, written in Italian and assigned…


Technology’s role in foreign language learning

Although educators and policy makers emphasize skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses, today's students are competing in a global society--and foreign language skills can help students gain…

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