This Video Explains the Brain Benefits of Learning Multiple Languages

Life Hacker – Patrick Allan “Learning a second language is great for traveling and getting a better paying job, but it can also make your brain healthier. This video from the TED-Ed YouTube channel explains the different type of multilingual speakers and...

Don’t Swap Coding Classes for Foreign Language

Linked In – Igor Perisic “Recently I read about an educational movement in the United States that would allow high-school students to fulfill their foreign language requirements by taking programing classes. As a Software Engineer, I am certainly...

What should graduates look like in 10 years?

E-School News – Rachel Norris “It seems an almost unknowable question: What will — or should — high school graduates look like in the year 2025? Beginning with a systematic community-wide visioning process in the 2013-14 school year, San Francisco Unified...

Young or old, learning a foreign language has benefits

China Daily – Tania Sole “At Arrowhead Elementary in Santa Clara, Utah half of the kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders spend half of each day in classes taught entirely in Mandarin Chinese. This model of language education is known as dual...

Why Every American Should Adopt a Second Country

Time – Andrés Martinez “People are constantly extolling the study of foreign languages and cultures because it helps us better understand the rest of the world, and because it turns out that being bilingual is good for the brain (thanks, ma!). But one of...