Language

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Punjabi Language

The Punjabi language is the mother tongue of Punjab. It has a rich history. Before partition of India in 1947, there were two groups of Punjabi speakers: Punjabis living in western Punjabi (which is now part of Pakistan), and Sikhs living in East Punjab (which is now part of India). The Punjabi language first developed in the 10th century and gained prominence. The Punjabi language was adversely affected by the arrival of the British in 1849, because they emphasized the development of their own language, English, instead of the Punjabi language.

Ed Forteau's picture

The Best Ways to Learn a Language Abroad

Although it can be among the toughest things to do, learning a language can give individuals a sense of achievement like none other. A lot of work, patience, effort, and dedication goes into getting to grips with a new dialect, but it can be gratifying once it has been achieved.

The Best Ways to Learn a Language Abroad

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Your Must-Read Guide: Bridging the Humor Barrier: Humor Competency Training in English Language Teaching

If you’re an English language educator, I’ve got the book for you. Humor is one of the most difficult things to teach in a different language—and this book helps you teach just that! Edited by educators John Rucynski, Jr. and Caleb Prichard, this is JUST the book you need to help your students navigate and understand humor.

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

2021 CARLA Summer Institute Program for Language Teachers

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has provided high-quality professional development for language teachers for over two decades. Launched in 1996, this internationally known program reflects CARLA's commitment to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, hands-on activities, and networking.

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

2020 CARLA Summer Institute Program for Language Teachers

It is time to sign up for a CARLA summer institute! CARLA offers a wide range of institutes targeted at foreign/world language, ESL/EFL, heritage language, and immersion educators from a variety of teaching levels and contexts. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, hands-on activities, and networking. Join the more than 6,300 language educators who have participated in this acclaimed professional development program.

Lexa Pennington's picture

How to Teach Languages Online

Learning how to teach languages online requires you to understand the human learning process. At any age, anyone can learn a foreign language. Learning, however, for children is far more natural than adults, as they rely on the deep motor area of their brain. This area acquires information quickly and works in combination with the hippocampus to memorize information–and thus enables language learning among kids.

Lexa Pennington's picture

Learning Literacy: How Teachers Can Affect Reading Skill in Low Socioeconomic Students

Educators know better than anyone: Not all students are created equal. A student’s interest and ability to gain skills and information are highly affected by that student’s home life — if parents or guardians aren’t engaged in their child’s education, the child likely won’t be an enthusiastic or effective learner. This is especially the case with fundamental skills that should be practiced early and often, like literacy.

Lexa Pennington's picture

Building Language Skills with a Foreign Penpal

Only 10 pieces of personal mail are received each year by the average American household. With that number including holiday cards and invitations, there isn’t much room left for letters. It is no longer commonplace for one to write or receive a handwritten letter in the mail, but many believe it is a beautiful gesture.

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

2019 CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education
11th International Language Teacher Education Conference

May 30–June 1, 2019
The Graduate Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Call for Papers Deadline: January 18, 2019

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education
Eleventh International Conference on Language Teacher Education

May 30–June 1, 2019
The Graduate Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Call for Papers Deadline: January 18, 2019

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