Culture Corner: Special Rites of Passage in China


When working with Chinese heritage families and students, it is important to understand their culture. Find some facts here at


Support Your English Student: How to use tech to address students’ mental health


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Video: This Poet Powerfully Captures the Struggle of Latinos Who Can’t Speak Spanish


Many of us attribute immigrant cultural identity to speaking another home language. As an immigrant, I know how difficult it is to transmit my birth language to my US-born child. It takes dedication, commitment, resources, and the cooperation of a child to achieve mastery in the parent’s language. So, how does a child that is seen as part of my cultural group because of my accent self-identify? And how does a child who may not master the parent language feel about the missing language? The second generation immigrant cultural and linguistic identity issue is very personal to me, and I enjoyed finding the featured author at

US Culture: Customs and Culture


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Get to Know Your English Learners: How Traumatized Children See the World, According to Their Drawings


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How to Write a Good Email in English


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The Added Benefit of Language Learning: How English classes breed empathy


Most of us language teachers know that empathy is one effect of spending time and effort on another language and culture. More at

English Reading: New study shows reading is a team-lift as different brain parts work together to predict proficiency


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