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February 25, 2013

Singapore: Bilingual Language Policy and its Educational Success

Careful language planning and policy implementation has helped Singapore to consistently perform well on international student achievement tests.

February 21, 2013

Celebrate Our Mother Tongues

It's International Mother Language Day, designated by UNESCO. In an age of globalization, linguistic diversity matters, too.

December 19, 2012

Advice From an Ambassador: Do This and Be Set for Life

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke sits down with some NYC students. See what ensues.

December 06, 2012

Students as Diplomats

Recognizing patterns in culture and communication could save your life.

November 02, 2012

Recognize Patterns: Advice for Chinese Language Classrooms

There was a great rush in the last few years to create Chinese language programs in schools. China's rise as an economic powerhouse is undeniable, and parents understand that proficiency in two (or more) languages will give their children an advantage in the future workplace. But as the quantity of ...

October 26, 2012

Global Competence: An Avenue to the World

So what does it say that educated parents of means pay $40,000 for a new school to receive an education that explicitly states it will provide a global view, second language learning, and study abroad as its core tenant?

October 01, 2012

What Research Tells Us About Immersion, Part 2

Research on language immersion education has heralded benefits such as academic achievement, language and literacy development in two or more languages, and cognitive skills.

September 27, 2012

What Research Tells Us About Immersion

Research on language immersion education has heralded benefits such as academic achievement, language and literacy development in two or more languages, and cognitive skills.

September 18, 2012

Where World Languages and the Common Core Intersect

You can see that by supporting the development of literacy through attention to the Common Core State Standards, language teachers are helping students develop 21st century skills in media literacy, applications of technology, and collaboration.

August 17, 2012

To Boldly Go...Where Foreign Faces Speak Mandarin

In much of the world, people tend to see a strong correlation between language and race.

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