Why teacher training should include languages | Some Colo. schools draft standards for seal of biliteracy | Calif. district considers adding Arabic, Vietnamese
 
March 19, 2015
SIGN UP|FORWARD|ARCHIVE
Rosetta Stone SmartBrief
The latest news on language-learning trends and innovation
Powered By SmartBrief

Language Education Update
Do bilinguals have the best of both worlds?
Individuals who speak more than one language may be better able to recognize multiple perspectives and shift between perspectives, according to a recent study. Researchers say the findings may indicate that languages affect how people interpret events. ScienceMag.org (3/17)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Why teacher training should include languages
Language skills are important when serving today's diverse student populations, according to Emily Liebtag of VIF International Education and Caitlin Haugen, executive director of Global Teacher Education. In this blog post, they highlight model programs and policies that could help ensure educators receive language training. Education Week (tiered subscription model)/Global Learning blog (3/17)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Some Colo. schools draft standards for seal of biliteracy
Three Colorado school districts are working to add a biliteracy seal to their diplomas to recognize the skills of students who study a second language or English language learners who have earned proficiency. The change could take effect next year. The Denver Post (3/14)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Other News
Corporate & Government Spotlight
Museums increase multilingual programs
Individuals who speak languages other than English and those learning English may find more opportunities at local museums, as more institutions launch language and cultural programs. Some feature bilingual programs for nearby residents, and others have focused on Mandarin and Korean celebrations. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/16)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Ordinance aims to serve Chicago residents' language needs
Chicago residents with limited English proficiency would be guaranteed "meaningful access" to city programs, services and resources under a recently proposed language ordinance. The proposal focuses on Spanish, Polish, Mandarin, Hindi and Arabic. Chicago Sun-Times (free registration) (3/17)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Other News
Training & Technology
Ask questions to get conversations flowing
businessman and question mark
(peshkov)
Leaders can't find out what they really need to know unless they ask, writes Mary Jo Asmus. "[Y]ou'll find that if you ask a few good starting questions and listen, you -- and they -- will learn, grow, and develop the kind of relationships that actually help to get things done," Asmus writes. Aspire-CS.com (3/16)
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
 
Other News
Rosetta Stone News
Webinar: Accelerate English Language Learner Success -- Using Blended Learning To Complement Classroom Instruction
In this webinar -- presented by Isabel Monterrosa, program director for English Language Foundations program at Berks Technical Institute -- we will focus on instructional design elements for leveraging technology to build speaking confidence for English language learners (ELLs) inside and outside the classroom. We will cover three main instructional design elements: blended learning, development of reading and writing skills and improved oral communication skills. Join us on Friday, April 10 at 3 p.m. ET to learn how you can create a dynamic, blended learning environment for your own ELL students. Register today.
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
SmartQuote
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining."
-- Stephen Hawking,
theoretical physicist
Share: LinkedInTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
Learn more about Rosetta Stone ->Language Education | Agency Training | Business Spotlight
About Rosetta Stone ®
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides interactive solutions that are acclaimed for the speed and power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. Available in more than 20 languages, Rosetta Stone language-learning solutions are used by schools, corporations, universities, government agencies and millions of individuals in over 150 countries throughout the world. For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com/pro.
 
Contact Rosetta Stone
1919 N. Lynn Street, 7th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
(800) 811-2755

Educators - Higher Ed
Educators - K-12
Corporations
Government Agencies
Subscriber Tools
Please contact one of our specialists for advertising opportunities, editorial inquiries, job placements, or any other questions.
 
Editor:  Melissa Greenwood
Contributing Editor:  Elysia Richardson
 
 

Download the SmartBrief App  iTunes / Android
iTunes  Android
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2015 SmartBrief, Inc.®
Privacy policy |  Legal Information