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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

6 simple ways to raise world citizens

Chicago Now – Aimee Thompson

“You don’t have to travel around the world to raise world citizens…There are simple, always available, and easily accessible ways, no matter where you live…Here are 6…You can personalize and add to these steps based on your interests, the type of resources available to you, which steps you’ve already “mastered,” and more.”(more)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Jane Seymour: ‘Everyone should know another language’

The Guardian – Emma Garland

“Language, especially learning at an early age, is very important to me. You just never know what circumstances you’re going to be in…We must teach the next generation to not just learn languages, but whole cultures and belief systems. We will then make more of an effort to understand people and their different cultures.” (more)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

At What Age Can You Teach a Global Mindset?

The Huffington Post – Amelia Friedman

“”This world requires that [Americans] develop competence in other languages, understand other cultures, and develop an openness to interacting with the world around them…the ability to work across cultures is no longer a nice-to-have skill set for elite executives; every year it becomes more essential to finding any job at all.”” (more)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Language festival: a celebration of cultural and linguistic diversity

The Guardian – Martin Williams

“Cultural diversity and learning will be celebrated this month in the UK’s second annual national Language Festival. The festival, which launches on 17 October, brings together students, teachers and the wider public in an exploration of a multilingual society.” (more)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Foreign language push features new state credential

The Chicago Tribune – Diane Rado

“Limited proficiency in a foreign language is no longer acceptable in a global, multicultural society, experts say, and Illinois is launching a statewide initiative this school year to do something about it.” (more)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Why Parents Inadvertently Hinder the Success of Their Children?

Forbes – Katina Stefanova

“Today’s parents believe they are helping children by designing each aspect of a child’s life…However, all the efforts may actually be counter-productive…When asked what we should do to prepare our children for adulthood, the futurist Dr. James Canton’s answer was not what most would expect. He advised that children will need ability to speak multiple languages, to live and work in different countries, and to effectively deal with change.” (more)

Friday, September 26, 2014

September 26 is European Day of Languages – Staff Writer

“The European Day of Languages is 26 September, as proclaimed by the Council of Europe…The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are to: alert the public to the importance of language learning and diversify the range of languages learned in order to increase plurilingualism and intercultural understanding; promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity…” (more)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Language of Life: Five ways language learning will make your child smarter

The Sacramento Bee – ANGELA JACKSON

“Looking for a new activity this fall for your child? Try language learning. I like to say it is the super activity of activities – akin to a “super food.” In addition to the utility of a language, there are many other benefits that lead to your child becoming smarter overall!” (more)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West — Face Time

The Huffington Post – C. M. Rubin

“Cross-cultural encounters are happening at lightning speed around the world now…Those who can successfully negotiate between two culturally distinct environments with ease become natural leaders…” (more)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

The Huffington Post – Monica Medina

“Dr. Aaron Bruce is much like a warrior, using his skills and know-how for promoting inclusion, social justice and multicultural understanding…”One of my passions is helping to develop the next wave of future leaders who, in order to be successful, need a global perspective.”” (more)