Two of the blog posts selected by the most readers in 2009 here at Learning the Language give information about strategies to use in the classroom with English-language learners.


Materials are available only in English at 16 percent of school libraries in this country, according to respondents to a 2009 survey conducted by the American Association of School Librarians.


Ragina D. Shearer, a middle school teacher in Denton, Texas, says that reading aloud to English-learners helps them acquire vocabulary and feel the rhythm of English.


Valeria Silva, a native of Chile, has taken her post as superintendent of St. Paul schools.


The United Federation of Teachers says charter schools in New York City don't enroll as many high-needs students, including English-language learners, as regular public schools in the city.


Guilford Press is expected to soon release a book, Education of English Language Learners: Research to Practice.


The What Works Clearinghouse of the U.S. Department of Education has decided it can't judge the effectiveness of Accelerated Reader with English-language learners.


The U.S. Department of Education has given a grant to the National Capital Language Resource Center to document and describe all programs in the United States teaching South Asian languages to school-age children.


The attacks on Asian students in South Philadelphia have brought new attention to the issue of whether immigrant students feel and/or are safe in that city.


A 5th grader is a volunteer translator at an elementary school in Stillwater, Okla. Is that a good thing?


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