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...

Why Should We Learn More Languages?

Geek Dad – Rory Bristol “The world regards English to be the most useful second language. It follows that English is a great language for us to speak. As you can see above, English is where it’s at, as far as learning multiple languages go. This is a great...

3 Fun Ways to Learn Chinese This Summer

The Huffington Post – Nick Norton “In my junior year of college I decided to do something drastic – change majors. I originally was an urban studies major, but was having some issues in a tough economic course. I’m a prelaw student, so I took a...

The Decline of International Studies

Foreign Affairs – Charles King “In October 2013, the U.S. Department of State eliminated its funding program for advanced language and cultural training on Russia and the former Soviet Union. Created in 1983 as a special appropriation by Congress, the...

The South London academy with Mandarin on the agenda

The Telegraph – James Connington ” Last year, the Department for Education signalled a major expansion of Mandarin lessons in state funded schools. The main aims of the initiative included training 1,200 specialist teachers, and doubling the number of...