Why North Koreans are developing an appetite for foreign languages

The Guardian – Kang Mi-jin “Young North Koreans are demonstrating a growing appetite to learn foreign languages so as to improve their job prospects…“Many people believe that those who work in [foreign] trade have [even] better standards of living...

How to teach … To Kill a Mockingbird

The Guardian – Staff Writer “Almost all English teachers will have, at some point, taught Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird. The story, which explores injustice and racial prejudice in America’s deep south, has long been a staple on school...

New math, English standards may exceed current ones

The Tulsa World – NATE ROBSON “Oklahoma is writing new academic standards in math and English that in some ways go beyond the current standards and the now-repealed Common Core goals, according to a review of initial drafts by Oklahoma Watch. The drafts...

It’s Time Brits Tackled Learning a Second Language

Breaking Travel News – Staff Writer “The majority of the world’s population is multilingual – many speak three or four languages. Yet, us Britons admit to only speaking English when we’re abroad…But the benefits of learning a second language extend...