Jillian Rodriguez

Jillian is a writer and editor out of Detroit, Michigan. She loves connecting people through new ideas, interesting stories, and good conversation. In her free time, Jillian loves to read, write, and listen to podcasts - in Spanish and in English!

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Are you a talent development professional? Read all about ATD 2017.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   May 22, 2017 11:10:46 AM

If you’re in learning and development, you need to be at the ATD 2017 Conference & Expo. There, we said it.

Why? Because ATD is the premier international gathering of talent development practitioners, introducing attendees to the latest trends across industries, the best in learning programs, and ideas and best practices from practitioners in the field. It’s all going down this year in Atlanta May 21 - 24. Here’s what you need to know about the ATD 2017 International Conference and Exposition.

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Announcing Farsi Unit 2: What’s new in our latest course.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Apr 26, 2017 10:53:26 AM

Listen up, language learners. Are you ready for this? There’s a new language unit in town and you’re going to want to check it out. We're ready to show off our second unit of Farsi. 

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Why language learning is one of the best decisions a college student can make.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Mar 21, 2017 11:08:33 PM

What makes for a positive college experience? When students reflect on their college years, they’ll likely credit their success to dedicated instructors, innovative learning opportunities, great friends, and tolerable cafeteria food in the dorms.

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Calling All Academic Librarians: Here’s why we’re excited for ACRL 2017.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Mar 17, 2017 1:47:13 AM

Can you feel it? There’s a magic in the air that only comes once every two years. Academic librarians, you know what we’re talking about: it’s almost time for ACRL 2017, March 22-25 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The surprising origins of Holi, the world’s most vibrant festival of colors.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Mar 14, 2017 8:01:00 AM

Dancing in the street, water balloons whizzing past your head, people covered head to toe in a rainbow cloud of colors – if that’s what comes to mind when you think of the Festival of Colors, you’re not wrong. But there’s so much more to Holi than meets the eye.

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4 amazing women from around the world to celebrate on International Women’s Day.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Mar 8, 2017 3:37:17 PM

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” Diane Mariechild  Did you hear? International Women’s Day is March 8th and it’s time to celebrate, honor, and unite behind the women of the world.

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6 American athletes you didn’t know are actually multilingual.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Mar 7, 2017 8:34:10 PM

Professional athletes: they’re cooler than cool. Revered by children around the world and hailed as celebrities by sports super fans, America can’t get enough of professional athletes. And why not? These are individuals who have spent their entire lives training to become the very best at the sport they love.

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Apply Now: Announcing Mango/NMRT’s Professional Development Grant 2017.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Feb 23, 2017 5:33:58 PM

If you know Mango (and if you don’t, hi!), you know that we love our librarians. Even more importantly, we believe in librarians. We could go on about the reasons why, but chief among them is that librarians are in perfect step with Mango’s mission to enrich lives with language and culture.

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Japan’s Saidaiji Eyō (Naked Festival): Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Feb 18, 2017 3:53:00 AM

What are you doing on Saturday, February 18th? If your answer doesn’t involve 9,000 Japanese men in loincloths battling over a pair of lucky sticks, then you might want to make a change of plans. Let us explain.

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Are the Romance languages really more romantic? And other important questions.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Feb 14, 2017 8:22:00 AM

Valentine’s Day is here, and we’re feeling romantic. But when you bring up romance in an office full of linguists and polyglots, you’re bound to get schooled on what it really means to be Romantic. Honestly, we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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