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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Families look to teach children multiple languages

The Exponent Online – Megan Tarter

“American families, now more than ever, are seeking ways to foster bilingualism in their children. This trend has been on the rise in the last three decades, with households who speak multiple languages reaching 20 percent in the 2010 census, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”(more)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Global Citizenship Starts with Education

Inter Press Service – Jassmyn Goh

“Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the U.N. Anwarul Chowdhury said fostering global citizens is important in achieving peace…The concept of global citizenship is an individual’s awareness of the interconnected nature of the world and the need for a global focus for development…“The foundation for global citizenship is laid during childhood where they learn compassion and empathy.””(more)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Creating a Global Classroom

The Huffington Post – Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

By the time today’s toddlers join the workforce, the ability to work globally and cross-culturally will be mandatory — not just the “nice to have” it was years ago. But are our teachers prepared to help raise global children?”(more)

Friday, February 21, 2014

International Mother Language Day

Global Dimension – Staff Writer

“This Day is observed every year to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was created by UNESCO (the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation) in order to promote the dissemination of mother tongues and a fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world…”(more)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

10 Tips for Raising a Global Child

The Huffington Post – Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

“As parents, we all want what’s best for our children. But how to give them “what’s best” is not always clear. In today’s interconnected global world, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to prepare them to thrive in the new world marketplace. But what does that entail?”(more)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Tomorrow’s Global Workers Need Global Education Today

Diplomatic Courier – Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

“‘Young Americans will depend on and most likely work in a world far beyond our borders,” said Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education. “Early exposure to different languages and cultures prepares young people for the constant transformation that will be required in their future careers.’”(more)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Language Immersion Programs Drive Student Achievement and Enrollment

Virtual-Strategy Magazine – Press Release

“In Splash language immersion classrooms, up to 90 percent of the core subject matter is taught in the target language, either Spanish or Mandarin, producing students who are bilingual, biliterate and culturally aware. These increasingly important skills promote high student achievement and give students a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace. Children who learn in two languages also benefit from increased critical thinking skills, cognitive development and executive function, according to recent studies.”(more)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bilingualism: Valuable for the Brain and Society

Education Week – Anthony Jackson

“I recently had the opportunity to see Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, speak on his new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies…An entire chapter is devoted to the importance of bilingualism and multilingualism…There are large direct benefits for bilinguals…”(more)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Second Language Acquisition By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post – Middlebury Interactive

“Mounting evidence suggests that learning a second language can be the key to a student’s success, supporting everything form increased cognitive function to higher rates of success in school and in the careers that come afterward…But not all countries are increasing language learning at the same rate…Check out the infographic below…showing how the U.S. stacks up.”(more)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bridge, New Mexico State University, and Oracle Join Forces to Present on the Importance of Foreign Language Skills for Globally Competent Graduates

PRWeb – Lisa Rooney

“Bridge, New Mexico State University, and Oracle argued last month at the NAFSA Region II conference for international educators that language learning is key for the development of intercultural skills – skills that are in high demand in today’s globalized world…”Technical skills are not enough any more. More focus is needed on speaking other languages, respect for others, and tolerance for cultural differences.”"(more)