The Evolving World of English Learning

“We’re trying to find a balance between just knowing stuff and knowing how to apply the knowledge into effective learning and things to do in life.” Coordinator, Private High School, Mexico  BACKGROUND  In 2021, we spoke with over 60 people in 19 countries at different schools teaching kindergarten to high

Expert Q&A: Scaffolding Techniques for Reading to Support Learners

As a follow-up to her recent National Geographic Learning webinar, Lift co-author Tracey Gibbins answers a few questions about scaffolding from participants in the session. What is the difference between scaffolding and differentiation? Scaffolding for reading is the process of supporting students as they work towards becoming independent readers. I

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Shifting Literacy Needs in English Medium Instruction: In Conversation with Nonie Lesaux

Nonie K. Lesaux is the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She leads a research program that focuses on promoting the language and literacy skills of today’s children and youth from diverse linguistic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Nonie

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Supporting Student Engagement in Academic Literacy in Content Areas

Are you interested in finding an approach to enhance language learners’ motivation by engaging them with authentic materials and content? Have you ever considered adopting content-based instruction (CBI) to boost students’ motivation and improve their language and content knowledge? What is content-based instruction? CBI is an approach that teachers use