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Adger, Carolyn Temple, Center for Applied Linguistics
Language Minority Students In School Reform: The Role of Collaboration
October 1996

Anderson, Neil J., Brigham Young University
The Role of Metacognition in Second Language Teaching and Learning
April 2002

Barr, Vickie, HEATH Resource Center
Foreign Language Requirements And Students With Learning Disabilities
April 1993

Beebe, Rose Marie, Santa Clara University
Leonard, Kathy, Iowa State University
Second Language Learning in a Social Context
January 1994

Brecht, Richard D.
Ingold, Catherine W.
National Foreign Language Center, Washington, DC
Tapping a National Resource: Heritage Languages in the United States
May 2002

Buchanan, Keith
Helman, Mary
Fairfax County Public Schools
Reforming Mathematics Instruction for ESL Literacy Students
December 1997

Calderón, Margarita Espino
Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, The Johns Hopkins University
Promoting Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement Through Cooperation
December 1999

Center for Applied Linguistics
What Is Linguistics?
December 1992

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence
Developing Language Proficiency and Connecting School to Students' Lives: Two Standards for Effective Teaching
November 1998

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence
Examining Latino Paraeducators' Interactions With Latino Students
December 2000

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence
From At-Risk to Excellence: Principles for Practice
October 1997

Chao, Theresa Hsu
Founder, National Council of Associations of Chinese Language Schools
Chinese Heritage Community Language Schools in the United States
June 1997

Christian, Donna, Center for Applied Linguistics
Vernacular Dialects in U.S. Schools
May 1997

Clair, Nancy, Center for Applied Linguistics
Teaching Educators About Language: Principles, Structures, and Challenges
November 2000

Clair, Nancy
Adger, Carolyn Temple
Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Laboratory at Brown University
Professional Development for Teachers in Culturally Diverse Schools
October 1999

Cohen, Andrew, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota
Strategy Training for Second Language Learners
August 2003

Coltrane, Bronwyn, Center for Applied Linguistics
Working With Young English Language Learners: Some Considerations
May 2003

Coltrane, Bronwyn, Center for Applied Linguistics
English Language Learners and High-Stakes Tests: An Overview of the Issues
November 2002

Coltrane, Bronwyn
Peterson, Elizabeth
Center for Applied Linguistics
Culture in Second Language Teaching
December 2003

Costello, Anne
Bebic, Sanja
Center for Applied Linguistics
Cultural Orientation for Refugees
2006

Crandall, Joann, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Content-centered Language Learning
January 1994

Crandall, Joann, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Jaramillo, Ann & Olsen, Laurie, California Tomorrow
Peyton, Joy Kreeft, Center for Applied Linguistics
Using Cognitive Strategies to Develop English Language and Literacy
October 2002

Crawford, James, Washington, DC
Ten Common Fallacies About Bilingual Education
November 1998

Curtain, Helena, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dahlberg, Carol Ann Pesola, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Planning for Success: Common Pitfalls in the Planning of Early Foreign Language Programs
December 2000

Curtain, Helena, Milwaukee Public Schools
Haas, Mari, Teachers College, Columbia University
Integrating Foreign Language and Content Instruction in Grades K-8
April 1995

Dame, Melvina Azar, Cenral Falls School System (RI) And Community College Of Rhode Island
Serving Linguistically And Culturally Diverse Students: Strategies For The School Librarian
November 1995

Demo, Douglas A., Center for Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers
September 2001

Diaz-Maggioli, Gabriel H., National Administration of Public Education, Uruguay
Professional Development for Language Teachers
August 2003

Donato, Richard
University of Pittsburgh
Action Research
December 2003

Dwyer, David
Michigan State University
Curricular Models for University African Language Programs
December 2003

Earp, Samantha, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
More Than Just the Internet: Technology for Language Teaching
December 1997

Ellis, Rod, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2008 Ferguson Fellow, Center for Applied Linguistics8
Principles of Instructed Second Language Acquisition
December 2008

Fasold, Ralph W., Georgetown University
Ebonic Need Not Be English
December 1999

Fortune, Tara W., Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota
Tedick, Diane J., Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota
What Parents Want to Know About Foreign Language Immersion Programs
August 2003

Galloway, Ann, Center for Applied Linguistics
Communicative Language Teaching: An Introduction and Sample Activities
June 1993

Garinger, Dawn
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Textbook Selection for the ESL Classroom
December 2002

Gasparro, Marie, Pelham Public Schools, Pelham, NY
Falletta, Bernadette, New Rochelle City Public Schools and College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Creating Drama with Poetry: Teaching English as a Second Language Through Dramatization and Improvisation
April 1994

Genesee, Fred, McGill University
Brain Research: Implications for Second Language Learning
December 2000

Gerling, David Ross, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Spanish-Language Ads and Public Service Announcements in the Foreign Language Classroom
January 1994

Gilzow, Douglas F., Foreign Service Institute
Model Early Foreign Language Programs: Key Elements
December 2002

Gómez, Emily, Center for Applied Linguistics
Assessment Portfolios: Including English Language Learners in Large-Scale Assessments
December 2000

González, Josué M.
Darling-Hammond, Linda
Programs That Prepare Teachers to Work Effectively With Students Learning English
December 2000

Haas, Mari, Teachers College, Columbia University
Thematic, Communicative Language Teaching in the K-8 Classroom
September 2000

Hancock, Charles R., The Ohio State University
Alternative Assessment and Second Language Study: What and Why?
July 1994

Hancock, Zennia, , University of Maryland, College Park
Heritage Spanish Speakers' Language Learning Strategies
October 2002

Harklau, Linda, University of Georgia
Generation 1.5 Students and College Writing
October 2003

Hazen, Kirk, West Virginia University
Teaching About Dialects
October 2001

Higgins, Chris, Gallaudet University
Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Current Programs and Projects
April 1993

Hinton, Leanne, University of California, Berkeley
Involuntary Language Loss Among Immigrants: Asian-American Linguistic Autobiographies
December 1999

De Houwer, Annick, University of Antwerp and Science Foundation of Flanders, Belgium
Two or More Languages in Early Childhood
July 1999

Hornberger, Nancy H., University of Pennsylvania
Multilingual Education Policy and Practice: Lessons From Indigenous Experience
January 2010

Howard, Elizabeth R.
Loeb, Michael I.
Center for Applied Linguistics
In Their Own Words: Two-Way Immersion Teachers Talk About Their Professional Experiences
December 1998

Howard, Elizabeth R.
Sugarman, Julie
Center for Applied Linguistics
Two-Way Immersion Programs: Features and Statistics
March 2001

Kagan, Spencer, Kagan Cooperative Learning
We Can Talk: Cooperative Learning in the Elementary ESL Classroom
May 1995

Knutson, Elizabeth K., U.S. Naval Academy
Reading with a Purpose: Communicative Reading Tasks for the Foreign Language Classroom
December 1998

Kramsch, Claire, University of California-Berkeley
Proficiency Plus: The Next Step
December 1996

Kuntz, Patricia, University of Wisconsin, Madison
African Languages at the K-12 Level
October 1996

Lang, Margaret, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Translating and Interpreting Programs: A Scottish Example
October 1992

Larsen-Freeman, Diane, School for International Training (VT)
Grammar and Its Teaching: Challenging the Myths
March 1997

Lavadenz, Magaly, Loyola Marymount University
Think Aloud Protocols:Teaching Reading Processes to Young Bilingual Students
December 2003

Leki, Ilona
University of Tennessee
Research Insights on Second Language Writing Instruction
December 2003

LeLoup, Jean W.
Ponterio, Robert
SUNY Cortland; Moderators, FLTEACH
Enhancing Authentic Language Learning Experiences Through Internet Technology
May 2000

LeLoup, Jean W.
Ponterio, Robert
SUNY Cortland
Meeting the National Standards: Now What Do I Do?
December 1998

LeLoup, Jean W.
Ponterio, Robert
SUNY Cortland
Second Language Acquisition and Technology: A Review of the Research
December 2003

Lenker, Ashley
Rhodes, Nancy
Center for Applied Linguistics
Foreign Language Immersion Programs: Features and Trends Over 35 Years
February 2007

Lewelling, Vickie W.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
Official English and English Plus: An Update
May 1997

Lindholm-Leary, Kathryn J.
Borsato, Graciela
San Jos˙ State University
Impact of Two-Way Immersion on Students' Attitudes Toward School and College
May 2002

Lucas, Tamara, Montclair State University NJ
Promoting Secondary School Transitions for Immigrant Adolescents
December 1996

Mace-Matluck, Betty
Alexander-Kasparik, Rosalind
Queen, Robin M.
Qualities of Effective Programs for Immigrant Adolescents With Limited Schooling
July 1998

Malone, Margaret E., Center for Applied Linguistics
Assessment Literacy for Language Educators
October 2011

Malone, Margaret E., Center for Applied Linguistics
Oral Proficiency Assessment: The Use of Technology in Test Development and Rater Training
October 2007

Malone, Margaret E., Center for Applied Linguistics
Rifkin, Benjamin, Temple University
Christian, Donna and Johnson, Dora E., Center for Applied Linguistics
Attaining High Levels of Proficiency: Challenges for Foreign Language Education in the United States
2005

Malone, Margaret E., Center for Applied Linguistics
Simulated Oral Proficiency Interviews: Recent Developments
December 2000

Marcos, Kathleen, ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
Internet for Language Teachers
December 1994

Marcos, Kathleen, ERIC Clearinghouse On Languages And Linguistics
Foreign Language Exploratory Programs: Introduction To Language Learning
June 1996

Marcos, Kathleen M.
Peyton, Joy Kreeft
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
Promoting a Language Proficient Society: What You Can Do
April 2000

Maum, Rosie
JCPS Adult and Continuing Education
Nonnative-English-Speaking Teachers in the English Teaching Profession
December 2002

Met, Myriam, Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools
Foreign Language Immersion Programs
November 1993

Met, Myriam, Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools
Middle Schools And Foreign Languages: A View For The Future
February 1996

Morrison, Sally, ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
Interactive Language Learning on the Web
December 2002

Moudraia, Olga, Walailak University, Thailand
Lexical Approach to Second Language Teaching
June 2001

National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning
Funds of Knowledge: Learning from Language Minority Households
February 1994

National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning
Integrating Language and Culture in Middle School American History Classes
February 1994

National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning
Instructional Conversations in Native American Classrooms
December 1994

National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning
Fostering Second Language Development in Young Children
October 1995

National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning
Integrating Language and Content: Lessons from Immersion
December 1995

National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning
Myths and Misconceptions about Second Language Learning
December 1992

National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning
Two-Way Bilingual Education Programs in Practice: A National and Local Perspective
December 1994

Nissani, Helen, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Early Childhood Programs for Language Minority Students
April 1993

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Scheduling Foreign Languages on the Block
October 1998

Ortiz, Alba, University of Texas at Austin
English Language Learners with Special Needs: Effective Instructional Strategies
December 2001

Oxford, Rebecca, University of Alabama
Language Learning Strategies: An Update
October 1994

Oxford, Rebecca, University of Maryland
Integrated Skills in the ESL/EFL Classroom
September 2001

Park, Eunjin, New York University
King, Kendall, Georgetown University
Cultural Diversity and Language Socialization in the Early Years
December 2003

Peterson, Elizabeth
Coltrane, Bronwyn
Center for Applied Linguistics
Culture in Second Language Teaching
December 2003

Peyton, Joy Kreeft, Lewelling, Vickie W., & Winke, Paula
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
Spanish for Native Speakers: Developing Dual Language Proficiency
December 2001

Peyton, Joy Kreeft, National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education
Dialogue Journals: Interactive Writing to Develop Language and Literacy
April 1993

Peyton, Joy Kreeft, Center for Applied Linguistics
Professional Development of Foreign Language Teachers
December 1997

Pufahl, Ingrid
Rhodes, Nancy C.
Christian, Donna
Center for Applied Linguistics
What We Can Learn From Foreign Language Teaching In Other Countries
September 2001

Pufahl, Ingrid
Rhodes, Nancy C.
Center for Applied Linguistics
Teaching Foreign Languages to Children Through Video
December 2003

Rennie, Jeanne, ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
ESL and Bilingual Program Models
September 1993

Rivera, Charlene
LaCelle-Peterson, Mark
Evaluation Assistance Center, The George Washington University
Will the National Education Goals Improve the Progress of English Language Learners?
October 1993

Roca, Ana, ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics
Spanish for U.S. Hispanic Bilinguals in Higher Education
November 1992

Rodgers, Theodore S., University of Hawaii
Language Teaching Methodology
September 2001

Rosenbusch, Marcia, National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center
Guidelines for Starting an Elementary School Foreign Language Program
June 1995

Schneider, Elke, Miami University of Ohio
Teaching Foreign Languages to At-Risk Learners
December 1996

Sherris, Arieh, Center for Applied Linguistics
Center for Applied Linguistics
Coaching Language Teachers
September 2010

Sherris, Arieh, Center for Applied Linguistics
Center for Applied Linguistics
Integrated Content and Language Instruction
July 2008

Short, Deborah J., Center for Applied Linguistics
The ESL Standards: Bridging the Academic Gap for English Language Learners
December 2000

Short, Deborah J., Center for Applied Linguistics
Secondary Newcomer Programs: Helping Recent Immigrants Prepare for School Success
March 1998

Short, Deborah J., Center for Applied Linguistics
Echevarria, Jana, California State University, Long Beach
The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol: A Tool for Teacher-Researcher Collaboration and Professional Development
December 1999

Short, Deborah J.
Boyson, Beverly A.
Center for Applied Linguistics
Establishing an Effective Newcomer Program
December 2003

Smallwood, Betty Ansin, Center for Applied Linguistics, and Erin Flynn Haynes, University of California, Berkeley
Singable Books: Sing and Read Your Way to English Proficiency
September 2008

Smallwood, Betty Ansin, Center for Applied Linguistics
Thematic Literature and Curriculum for English Language Learners in Early Childhood Education
November 2002

Snow, Don, Amity Foundation, Overseas Coordination Office
Teaching English Abroad: An Introduction
May 1997

Spolsky, Bernard, Professor Emeritus, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Does the United States Need a Language Policy?
March 2011

Stansfield, Charles W., Center for Applied Linguistics
ACTFL Speaking Proficiency Guidelines
September 1992

Straight, H. Stephen
Languages Across the Curriculum
October 1998

Tannenbaum, Jo-Ellen, Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools
Practical Ideas On Alternative Assessment For ESL Students
May 1996

Tucker, Richard, Carnegie Mellon University
Donato, Richard, University of Pittsburgh
Implementing a District-Wide Foreign Language Program
September 2001

Tucker, G. Richard, Carnegie Mellon University
A Global Perspective on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
August 1999

Urzúa, Carolyn
Cross-Age Tutoring in the Literacy Club
September 1995

Vaznaugh, Adriana, Center for Applied Linguistics
Dropout Intervention and Language Minority Youth
March 1995

Voght, Geoffrey M.
Schaub, Ray
Eastern Michigan University
Foreign Languages and International Business
September 1992

Walqui, Aída, West Ed, San Francisco, California
Contextual Factors in Second Language Acquisition
September 2000

Walqui, Aída, West Ed, San Francisco, California
Strategies for Success: Engaging Immigrant Students in Secondary Schools
June 2000

Wilcox, Sherman, University of New Mexico
Peyton, Joy Kreeft, Center for Applied Linguistics
American Sign Language as a Foreign Language
February 1999

Winke, Paula, Center for Applied Linguistics
Stafford, Cathy, Georgetown University
Selecting Materials to Teach Spanish to Spanish Speakers
May 2002

Wolfram, Walt, North Carolina State University
Changing Misconceptions About Dialect Diversity: The Role of Public Education
March 2011

Young, Sarah, Center for Applied Linguistics
Effects of Instructional Hours and Intensity of Instruction on NRS Level Gain in Listening and Speaking
December 2007


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