Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas
On behalf of Understanding Language, we mourn the passing of Charles Fillmore, emeritus Professor of Linguistics at UC Berkeley. For us, Chuck was the co-author, with his wife Lily, of a paper “What does text complexity mean for English learners and language minority students?” which has been enormously influential in our work exploring the relationships between the meaning and forms of language.
Language experts based at Stanford University are expanding their offerings of free courses for educators looking for resources on supporting English-language learners in the move to more rigorous academic standards.
We are pleased to inform you that Understanding Language will be offering several free online courses (MOOCs) through Stanford Online starting in March. The focus of these courses will be to support the language demand of the new standards.
Stanford University’s Understanding Language (UL) initiative launches a set of six videos around our middle school ELA unit titled Persuasion across Time and Space, in partnership with Teaching Channel and Denver Public Schools.