Using the AAPPL to Assess Brazilian Students’ English Proficiency

By Sandra Baumel Durazzo, Head of Internationalization and Languages at Bahema Educação – Brazil The role of schools today is different from what it used to be. In the 21st century, schools aim at preparing students to participate actively and critically in a world with subtle frontiers. Thus, instead of transmitting information, it is necessary […]

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Meeting People Where They Are while Coaching for Language Competency

In a recent episode of the “Language is Your Superpower” podcast, guest Casie Arellano shares insights about supporting the attainment of language proficiency for a diverse workforce and provides tips for coaching adults learning English. When teaching a new language and particularly when coaching ESOL learners to enhance their language competencies within diverse workplaces, you […]

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Minimum Language Requirements Are Not Enough to Keep Our Skies Safe!

A terrifying mid-air collision in 2017 was caused by two international pilot trainees who both lacked basic English language proficiency. One of the pilots was severely injured, the other pilot died. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released a report on the crash that occurred between two flight school airplanes near St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec. The […]

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