Monthly Archives: July 2009

TESOL Membership

By Davey Young at A.C.E.–I’ve been in my MA TESOL program for a year now, and I’ve finally joined TESOL. Students can join for only $33 and enjoy all the benefits of regular members, including a subscription to Essential Teacher…

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Remembering Professor Nara

A.C.E. only recently learned that our long time friend and colleague, Professor Takashi Nara, passed away last year. Professor Nara chaired the English language department at Morioka College in Sendai Japan. Formerly, he was the Executive Director of the Tokyo…

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A Field Linguist Fights against Time

A recent story published in the New York Times describes field linguist Tucker Child’s attempt to catalog and preserve Kim, a language of Sierra Leon with only two dozen native speakers. The article goes on to say that around 2,000…

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WLP Language Camps Come to a Close

A.C.E.’s summer language camps in Arabic, Urdu, and Persian concluded last Friday with a ceremony for the participating students at the Northgate Community Center. WLP Programs Director, Dr. Maka Janikashvili, called the camps an “inspiring and rewarding experience.” To see…

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Summer Camp Field Trips!

By the WLP Interns–Tuesday was an exciting day for everyone since all camps went on a field trip! The Arabic camp went to an Arab bakery, Persian students visited a Persian rug store and market, and the Urdu camp went…

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