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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chattanooga School of Language provides learning opportunities

Nooga.com – Megan Ferguson

“…more and more parents are seeing the benefits of exposing their children to different languages because of its cognitive and social advantages…when people learn another language, they learn another culture. So opening children’s eyes to other cultures in the world broadens perspective and awareness of other people in the world.” (more)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

7 Language-Learning Myths That Are Holding Us Back

Forbes – Amelia Friedman

“Too many young Americans have bought into language learning myths that have led to the proliferation of a national language deficit…If we want to develop tomorrow’s talent and to prepare the next generation for global work with diverse communities around the world, we need to invest in language learning….We can change this. We can start learning languages. But we first have to debunk the myths of language learning that are holding us back…” (more)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Language Skills Open A World Of Career Opportunity For MBAs

Business Because – Seb Murray

“Learning multiple languages is a clever way to give your CV [Resume] an edge…“Companies are looking to expand and transfer into emerging markets, so graduates with the ability to speak one or more foreign languages are highly valued.”” (more)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Is speaking two languages a must for today’s students?

World – LAURA EDGHILL

“Dual-language programs are gaining in popularity across the country as employers seek bilingual, bicultural workers. Increasingly, parents also view bilingualism as necessary for their children’s success in a globalized world…“A world-class education needs to teach fluency in more than one language…”” (more)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Programs promote bilingualism in several states

Yakima Herald – Gosia Wozniacka

“Dual-language programs have gained in popularity across the country as employers seek bilingual, bicultural workers, and more parents view bilingualism as necessary for their children’s success in a globalized world.” (more)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Unfortunate Monolingual American

Education Week – Kaitlin Thomas

“In the international community, desire and expectation to learn second languages are practically one in the same, yet one can’t help but notice how lacking such a sentiment is here in the United States…American disinterest in acquiring language skills to adapt to linguistic and cultural situations in which they find themselves is hurting an entire nation’s likelihood of maintaining a predominant role in 21st century world matters.” (more)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Learning languages is key to UK’s success in the global economy

The Guardian – Janet Murray

“Since the 2008 financial crisis, the global economy is no longer dominated by English-speaking markets and…this has led to the emergence of an internationally mobile, highly skilled labour force offering a number of languages…learning other languages…goes far beyond having the vocabulary to communicate. It is also about developing cultural sensitivity, international awareness and a global mindset…” (more)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

6 Multilingual Benefits That You Only Get If You Speak Another Language

The Huffington Post – Gabriela Kruschewsky

“There are commonly held benefits attributed to these casual script swappers, most of them suggesting an increase in cognitive processing, focus and the ability to multi-task. But to people who identify as bilingual or multilingual, the benefits are usually more concrete and personal. Here are a few firsthand accounts we gathered from multilinguals that help explain the daily benefits of being able to speak multiple languages.”(more)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

UNESCO Arts Education Week 2014

CICLO Arts – Staff Writer

“In 2014, the Arts Education week will be from 19-23 of May…The International Arts Education Week aims at increasing the international community’s awareness on the importance of arts education…Arts education is important for fostering generations that are capable of reinventing the world they have inherited.”(more)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Cognitively Creative, Globally Experienced — And Privileged

The Huffington Post – Ed Gragert

“Angela Ka-yee, et al, found in their study that:…exposure to multiple cultures in and of itself can enhance creativity. Overall, the authors found that extensiveness of multicultural experiences was positively related to both creative performance (insight learning, remote association, and idea generation) and creativity-supporting cognitive processes (retrieval of unconventional knowledge, recruitment of ideas from unfamiliar cultures for creative idea expansion).”(more)