Students in Spain who were tutored in English prior to beginning formal school were more proficient in the language and retained what they learned longer than students in traditional bilingual programmes, according to a study by researchers at the University of Washington. Researchers assert that often beginning English-language lessons before students enroll in school is more successful.
Getting to September, Part II: The First Four Weeks As students and teachers prepare to begin the 2020-2021 school year, questions linger. What will instruction look like this year? Will learning be fully online, in person or a mix of both? Tune in August 18th to hear a panel of educators discuss strategies for navigating the first few weeks successfully. Register Now
Educators in India recently participated in a professional-development workshop organised by the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan at Women's Christian College. Educators were expected to learn how to make teaching and learning more fun and integrate theatre into language lessons.
A proposal by the Trump administration to require foreign students to reapply annually to remain in the US could harm international enrollment, according to several higher-education advocacy groups. Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, said foreign students are vital to the US economy, but David Lapan, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, said immigration policies must enhance "national security and public safety."
An international robotics tournament, held last week in Washington, D.C., highlighted the barriers that students from some countries face as they pursue their education. Students from impoverished countries discussed the challenges of meeting the expectations of a technology-driven world when they lack resources, opportunities and political support.
Experiences that connect classroom lessons to the real world can help to motivate students to learn, asserts high-school Spanish teacher Bryan Upshaw. In this article, he shares how teachers can use video-conferencing to bring real-world experiences into the classroom.
A recent report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning features six schools that are using personalised and competency-based learning to teach English-language learners. Researchers also share several recommendations, including a "more comprehensive definition of success for ELL students".
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president
Founded in 1965, ECIS is a global membership organisation that provides professional development opportunities to its members who are comprised of international schools, individuals and educational organisations.