Seven Things You Should Know About Russian Culture

By Jenny Vainberg |   June 13, 2018

Whether you’re looking for unique vacation ideas, or just curious to learn more about the largest nation on Earth — here are a few things that I think you should know about Russian culture.

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May Book Club: Five Modern German Books You Can Read in English

By Melanie Moore |   May 29, 2018

I’ve been a voracious reader for as long as I can remember, and even after studying German literature for the past eight years, I’ve read but a sampling of the various genres and authors in modern German literature.

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Multiple Perspectives: Why Cultural Diversity Is Necessary for Innovation

By Melanie Moore |   May 21, 2018

Behind every innovation is a diverse team of people with different cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Although it's tempting to believe that similarity is the path to success, true innovation flourishes when fueled by multiple perspectives. 

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After Sunset: Popular Ramadan Foods Across the Arab World

By Aya Dhibette |   May 15, 2018

Find out how nearly a quarter of the world observes the month of Ramadan and what you can expect to eat if invited to join an iftar meal.

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How Can You Use Technology to Bring Confidence to Your Classrooms?

By Mallory Lapanowski |   May 14, 2018

Is world language education still important in American schools? Join the discussion on tech resources and language learning in the classroom with Mango Languages linguist and Dr. Rob Furman.

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Creative Ways to Tie Multiple Intelligences to Language Learning

By Lynn Greaves |   May 8, 2018

Although vocab lists and conjugation tables can still sometimes do the trick, I’ve got some fresh ideas on how to engage multiple learning styles in world language education — with tried-and-true activities that are fun for learners of all ages!

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April Book Club: Five Favorites Inspired by Shakespeare

By Melanie Moore |   April 23, 2018

As one of the greatest architects of the modern English language, Shakespeare has had quite a legacy — one that is still inspiring new literary endeavors to this day.

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North Carolina Connects Communities With Free Language Courses

By Lydia Koehn |   April 19, 2018

If you're from the Tar Heel State, learn how you can connect with neighbors and new faces, building a welcoming, diverse community of your own.

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Five Steps to Overcoming Anxiety When Speaking a New Language

By Melanie Moore |   April 17, 2018

Sometimes getting your point across in your native language takes guts — let alone having to share your thoughts in a second language. It can sometimes seem like a task so daunting, we may not even consider trying.

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Celebrate the First Day of Spring With Nowruz Festivities

By Jillian Rodriguez |   March 20, 2018

The first day of spring often feels like the dawn of a new day, especially after the brutal winter so many of us have endured. But Nowruz, or ‘New Day’ in Persian, takes it to the next level with 13 days of festivities celebrating the start of a new year.

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