William Zinsser, author of On Writing Well, has given a speech to international students about how to write well in a second language, which has in turn been published in the American Scholar.
New York state education officials have decided that English-language learners officially fall into the category of students who are "at risk of academic failure," paving the way for a new charter school in New York City to give preference to such students in admissions.
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.