The study will follow two groups of 50 toddlers, one in Spanish-English speaking homes in New Jersey, the other in French-English speaking homes in Montreal. ” The primary goal of the study is to understand how bilingual infants and toddlers learn two languages in the context of everyday switching across sentences, conversations, and people. “
Read more in the Concordia University press release.
The Brtitish Council has estimated that by 2020, there will be over 2 billion people speaking or learning to speak English. It has also been noted that in non-English speaking countries, the majority of the English teachers will be non-native English speakers.
With these non-native English speaking teachers in mind, Sain Mary’s University in Halifax has jsut launched its new International Masters in Teaching English.
Find out more about the program and the first cohort.
The title says it all, doesn’t it? Also indicates that we are dealing with a study here, and not some accessible stiry with pictures. Anyway, there is very interesting information to be found if you don’t need constant entertainment.
Read all about this StatsCan report.
International student numbers in this northern Ontario city have been growing as they have across the country. But as there has been little cultural or racial diversity, it is unfortunate if not surprising that international students are reporting threats and intolerance.
Find out more about some students’ experiences as well as the reactions of Laurentian University and Cambrian College on the CBC website.
… and more than half of these students are from Asia.
Read more in The Pie News.
This year’s Ontario 2019 TESL Conference will be taking place at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre. The theme of the conference is Cultivating Innovation and Inclusion. Dorothy Zemach will be one of this year’s three keynote speakers, with her topic ‘The (Dis)comfort Zone’. We will be sending out swag, so make sure to check out those goodie bags!
Bread, butter, and lakes… What more can you possibly need? The 6th Annual Minnesota English Learner Education (MELEd) Conference will be held November 22-23, 2019 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Keep an eye out for some EC swag!
SPEAQ is an organization based in Quebec. It aims to advance the teaching of English as a second language in Quebec. SPEAQ brings together those persons engaged or interested in the teaching of English as a second language in Quebec. The 47th annual convention will be taking place at Hotel Bonaventure Montreal.
Penn TESOL-East is a not-for-profit organization. Penn TESOL-East is set to promote professional development, strengthen instructions and research in ESOL, collect and disseminate useful information about teaching ESOL, and provide opportunities for sharing information. This year’s conference will be taking place at the Temple University Howard Gittis Student Center.
The state of paper and dairy will be hosting its fall conference at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Conference theme is: “Principles for Outstanding Teaching of English Learners.” We won’t be attending the conference, but our swag will be there! So make sure to grab some EC goodies!