July 2012

July 2012 Cover

Cutting to the Common Core
Lori Helman shares her thoughts on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the teaching of English Language Learners (ELLs)

Accelerating Academic Vocabulary
Yu Ren Dong reveals strategies for teaching academic vocabulary to ELLs in the Common Core era

Stressful Speech
Viviane Gontijo studies the effect of lowering anxiety levels on oral language production

How is Cosmo Acquiring English?
Stephen Krashen turns to a parrot to prove the importance of the affective filter

The Portuguese Leviathan
Kristal Bivona explores the diversity of Brazil

Immersed in the Bluegrass State
Rebbecca Kaplan explains why Georgetown College’s Spanish program has drawn national attention

Last Writes Richard Lederer and the Nerd Words

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