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June 07, 2012

Grads: Get Globally Competent and Get a Job!

Whether you are eight, eighteen, or twenty-eight, it is clear: global competence can open up new job opportunities to you.

May 31, 2012

How Hong Kong Reformed Schools

Hong Kong has undergone extensive education reforms over the last twelve years. It has made access to education and 21st century skills a priority for all students.

May 25, 2012

Student Explains Key to Strategic Dialogue

You may be following the story of Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident who fled to the U.S. Embassy right before high-level U.S.-China talks. He has subsequently been issued a passport and visa to work at New York University, where he landed just a few days ago. This, many argue, is a positi...

April 18, 2012

How Seattle Created Schools for the Future

Innovation and success started, as it often does, with visionary leaders working with the community.

April 12, 2012

Why Languages Can Make Us Smarter, Safer, and Better Looking

Whether you are more on the "collaborate" side of the house or more on the "compete" side, it's clear that early language learning should be a national priority and one that can make our young people both smarter and safer.

March 02, 2012

What is Career Readiness?

Businesses are calling for greater global competence and language proficiency in job seekers. One state describes how they created a supply that meets the demand.

February 24, 2012

To Learn A New Language, You've Got to Move More Than Your Mouth!

Language teachers often use a lot of gestures, especially in beginner level classes. New research shows there is a method to the kinesthetic madness.

February 22, 2012

Education a Strategic Issue

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visit a school and focus on educational issues the two nations share.

February 07, 2012

Whither (not "Wither") Japanese?

As a language educator, my primary concern is that students are offered a high-quality, enriching, and yes, exciting, language learning experience. Quite frankly, I don't care if it's Hindi, Arabic, Swahili, or Dutch.

January 06, 2012

A Long Island Expressway...to Global Competence

At Herricks Union Free School District on Long Island in New York, leaders and teachers have taken a holistic, grassroots approach to embrace the concept of an international education for all students.

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