Volume 41 Number 4

President's Message

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you had a safe and enjoyable break. January and February are busy months at ITBE, as we are getting closer to our annual convention.


Review: Linguistically Appropriate Practice (2012)

Reviewed by Teresa A. Shultz

In this text, Chumak-Horbatsch explores the world of immigrant children beginning school and proposes a different way to support their language and literacy as emergent bilinguals.


Advocacy Corner

What is your definition of advocacy? How do you act as an advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse students?


2013 Fall Workshop Recap

ITBE held its annual Fall Workshop on October 26, 2013, "Paving the Road to Language Learning Success." Read a short summary of some of the sessions.


ITBE 40th Annual Convention

It is a great privilege to invite you to ITBE’s 40th Annual Convention. For four decades this outstanding event has enhanced the professional growth of thousands of educators, enriching the lives of all those they serve. During this celebratory event, we will examine the growth and positive changes in our profession and our organization through the years.

read more about the convention

American College Readiness for Incoming International Undergraduates

Audrey Zenner

As American academia ramps up recruitment of incoming international undergraduates, several issues must be considered to ensure college readiness for this select group of students. In order to acclimate this influx of students on our campuses, specific programs must be established to assist a smooth transition.  


Tasting the Colors of Words: Opening Minds to the World of Synesthesia

Patrick T. Randolph

This article is the fourth in a multi-article series based on “What Every Teacher Needs to Know About the Brain,” a presentation given at the 2013 ITBE Convention in Lisle, IL.


Teaching Tip: Instituting the GAME Discipline System in an Elementary EFL Classroom

Mark Temenak

Being an EFL elementary school teacher in South Korea is not the easiest job in the world since I am the only foreign teacher for roughly 600 students...Therefore, I had to find a way to somehow keep my students focused while also maintaining the joy of teaching and learning in my classroom.


World Englishes Movement

Hyun-Ju Kim

The phenomenon of World Englishes (WEs) has been and continues to be a considerable issue.  A lot of research over the past several decades has shown that English learners, teachers, and policy makers have begun to seriously consider the consequences of the spread of English worldwide.

ITBE Link - Winter 2014 - Volume 41 Number 4