How Music Helps Language Acquisition

Education Week – Jennifer Paterson “If you think about it, the spoken word has a sort of musicality to it. The way we enunciate, our voice inflection, our word choices, and even the volume and speed at which we speak all have a musical effect. In the...

Dual Language Programs Grow In Nod to Global Economy

Education News – Kristin Decarr “Dual immersion programs are becoming increasingly popular in schools across the United States as more educators begin to feel that becoming competitive in the global community could be bring benefits to today’s students....

How Music Helps Language Acquisition

Education Week – Jennifer Paterson “Musicologists and ethnomusicologists know that music is not only an important driving force of a society’s culture, but also a vital piece in the learning process. This is especially true when it comes to language...

Hola! Ever tried learning another language?

The Standard Examiner – Courtney Kendrick “Students all over the world are taking foreign language classes. Some people might wonder why — after all, it can be difficult and there is often little certainty of whether a knowledge of the language will ever...

Press 3 for Chinese?

Matthews Asia – Patricia Huang “During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Washington last fall, he and President Barack Obama made rather unsurprising pledges to boost bilateral relations—agreeing to advance cooperation over such top issues as...