September Book Club: Seven Banned Books Around the World

By Megan Polom |   September 25, 2018

The written word can convey new ideas, inspire movements, and amplify otherwise unheard voices. It is for these reasons, among others, that certain books have sparked passionate debates throughout history.

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Three Things We Can All Learn From How Koreans Celebrate Chuseok

By Megan Polom |   September 21, 2018

History, culture, family, tradition — no matter where you are from, cultures around the world set aside special days to observe, remember, and be thankful for the important things in life. 

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Seven Spanish Business Phrases for Your Next Conference Call

By Megan Polom |   September 20, 2018

Emerging markets in Latin America, a trade partnership with Mexico, and a growing Spanish-speaking population makes Spanish one of the most lucrative business languages to learn.

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What Is C.A.L.L.: How Educators Are Using Technology in World Language Education

By Anja Green |   September 13, 2018

Find out how C.A.L.L. has opened up new avenues of learning languages that blend the boundaries between in-classroom and at-home learning.

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Five of the World’s Most Epic Food Fights

By Megan Polom |   August 29, 2018

Across continents and cultures one thing is pretty clear — humans love to throw food at each other. Discover some of the biggest food fights from around the world, starting with La Tomatina.

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Your Brain's Favorite Way to Learn Another Language

By Laura Siebecker |   August 28, 2018

We promise we’re repeating ourselves on purpose. Find out from a linguist how you can work with your brain (and not against it) to effectively learn a second language through the practice of repetition.

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How to Learn Another Language (and Still Have a Life)

By Megan Polom |   August 21, 2018

We aren’t going to lie to you — language learning takes serious time and effort. The good news is, with some dedication and these effective time-management tips, you can do it.

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Do You Have the Aloha Spirit? Five Hawaiian Words to Live By

By Megan Polom |   August 17, 2018

Aloha is the word used to say both ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in Hawaiian, but it means much more than just a simple salutation — aloha is a way of life.

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Six Mandarin Chinese Business Phrases for Your Next Conference Call

By Megan Polom |   August 15, 2018

Learn to communicate in a global economy with our cross-cultural conference call series, starting with Mandarin Chinese — the language of one of the largest economies in the world.

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August Book Club: Required Readings From Brazil

By Megan Polom |   August 7, 2018

 

Discover Brazilian literature from a student’s point of view with seven often-studied books by Brazilian authors. Vamos!

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