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Foreign Language Study Is a Great Tool for Connecting With Europe

Rick Steves | Posted 10.20.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

On November 20 in San Diego, I'll be giving one of the most exciting talks in my life: a keynote address to thousands of foreign language teachers at...

A Whale of a Shark Story: Swimming With Whale Sharks In the Philippines

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Marshall S. Berdan

The hulking outline of a 25-foot whale shark -- known here in the Philippines as a, literally, "gentle giant" -- could be discerned coming towards us through the luminescent water.

Computer Science Is Not a Foreign Language

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 04.22.2014 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Allowing computer science to replace foreign language credits may actually hinder a student's ability to get into competitive colleges that are increasingly requiring students to have taken two to three years of a foreign language in high school.

A Confluence of Fluency in Orlando

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

I'm not a language teacher -- and I don't speak another language with any degree of proficiency -- but I have great admiration for those who do.

Don't Kill Foreign-Language Funding

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

How can we prepare our students for a global world without foreign language instruction? How can we make America great again while destroying the programs our children need to compete in today's global marketplace?