Foreign Language Policies: Is Everyone Else Really Speaking English?

Education Week – Heather Singmaster “Only 25% of Americans speak a second language. We rest on our laurels as speakers of English, believing that everyone else is learning our language—the language of business. And in many countries across the globe,...

Why North Koreans are developing an appetite for foreign languages

The Guardian – Kang Mi-jin “Young North Koreans are demonstrating a growing appetite to learn foreign languages so as to improve their job prospects…“Many people believe that those who work in [foreign] trade have [even] better standards of living...

How to teach … To Kill a Mockingbird

The Guardian – Staff Writer “Almost all English teachers will have, at some point, taught Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird. The story, which explores injustice and racial prejudice in America’s deep south, has long been a staple on school...

New math, English standards may exceed current ones

The Tulsa World – NATE ROBSON “Oklahoma is writing new academic standards in math and English that in some ways go beyond the current standards and the now-repealed Common Core goals, according to a review of initial drafts by Oklahoma Watch. The drafts...