Language Learning: OST Field Notes

Voices from the Field take 3

This section includes voices from the OST field that describes practices with children and youth.  It includes guest blogs and v-logs (video logs), photo-essays and narratives by practitioners reflecting about lessons and learning in the area of language learning in out-of-school time programs.

We accept submissions from practitioners in the OST field.  For more information about submitting your work, email

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After-School Programs Help Improve ELLs' English Skills

After-school programs might be a solution for helping the growing number of English-language learners in the country practice their English outside the classroom, a policy brief from the Afterschool Alliance reports.

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Using Nature as a Springboard to Support English Language Learning

English as a second language (ESL) students and non ESL students learn together and create a common bond.

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ourBRIDGE Afterschool Program

ourBRIDGE Afterschool ProgramourBRIDGE in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of a kind. It serves over 70 refugee and immigrant elementary school aged children.

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