About the Authors Tom Welch, educational consultant, is a former French teacher, high school principal, and state foreign language supervisor at the Kentucky Department of Education. He currently advocates for increased … Read more
This white paper reviews evidence concerning the capacity of young learners with disabilities to acquire more than one language during the preschool and school years and the characteristics of dual … Read more
By Michele Anciaux Aoki, Nancy C. Rhodes, and Tom Welch The purpose of this brief is to share an innovative language learning approach within the school setting. Beginning with learner … Read more
This online course provides world language instructors with an understanding of the fundamentals of assessment. The course lasts five weeks and includes five units that require 2 hours each. Unit … Read more
Unclear, overly complex, or specialized language use can impede communication in a variety of societal contexts. It can limit accessibility to critically important government programs through cumbersome, confusing applications for … Read more
Volunteering in ESL is a rewarding service to the community. This guide presents basic strategies for teaching ESL as well as further resources to facilitate positive experiences in the many … Read more
Unclear, overly complex, or specialized language use can impede communication in a variety of societal contexts, and it can be intimidating and unwelcoming. Within the public school system specifically, difficult language can prevent parents and caregivers from understanding services they are entitled to and regulations affecting them or their children.
By Margo Gottlieb Classroom assessment can be a powerful linguistic and culturally sustaining process for both multilingual learners and their teachers. Integral to educational parity, classroom assessment can stimulate multilingual … Read more