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Archive for April, 2010

Thanks to all my students this semester—learned so much from you and with you.

Found a couple of fun activities/articles for you: Here’s a useful activity for teaching about language and culture, from NYT.

And, here’s an interesting blog post on considering ELLs in the writing of common-core standards.

Looking forward to reading your final papers!

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We’ve been discussing the benefits of dual-language (i.e., two-way bilingual) programs and late-exit bilingual education programs. But… here’s some recent research from Johns Hopkins University that finds no significant differences between transitional bilingual education and structured English immersion. For a quick preview of the research see this Learning the Language blog post.

Note that the research doesn’t review dual-language models. Nonetheless, a shift from a focus on the language of instruction to appropriate pedagogy seems warranted.

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