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World Languages

The formal study of languages around the world, including English for non-native learners.

professional development on supporting special ed English language learners

May 15, 2020

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SPOTLIGHT! On Strategies to Support English Learners with Special Needs

Are you unsure of where to start in supporting English learners with exceptional needs? Many educators do not receive training in this critical and complex area, and it can be overwhelming to try to figure it all out on their own. In TESOL’s new online course, “Supporting English Learners with Exceptional Needs,” teachers can build their knowledge of English learners with disabilities and engage in discussions, activities, and projects that will prepare them to help learners reach their potential.

textbooks in spanish

May 15, 2020

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Free Online Access to Spanish-Language Educational Materials

Thanks to an international partnership between the Mexican Ambassador to the US, Martha Bárcena, and the Center for Applied Linguistics, teachers across the United States have free online access to hundreds of multimedia Spanish resources, including complete textbooks, lesson plans, videoclips, and maps.

Storybook to help with COVID-19

May 01, 2020

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Children’s Storybooks Related to the Novel Coronavirus

Publishers and nonprofits have been providing new books with age-appropriate information about the coronavirus pandemic to housebound children free of charge. One example is My Hero Is You, a new illustrated book by Helen Patuck.

Feb 17, 2020

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Open-Licensed Global Storybooks: From Arabic to Zulu

A team based at the University of British Columbia in Canada has developed a literacy portal, Global Storybooks, which hosts custom sites with multilingual, open-licensed books from more than 40 countries and regions on five continents. The portal is intended to help democratize global flows of information and resources, facilitate language learning—including Indigenous languages—and promote literacy.

Compare world constitutions

Feb 17, 2020

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Lesson Plans to Bring the World’s Constitutions into the Classroom

The Comparative Constitutions Project (CCP) launched Constitute in collaboration with Google Ideas in 2013. Accessible in English, Spanish, and Arabic, Constitute is an online environment to read, search, and compare the world’s constitutions.

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