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Bilingualism a Key to Addressing Changing Workforce

Douglas D. Baker | Posted 11.06.2015 | Education
Douglas D. Baker

Universities looking to ensure their students have the skills to succeed in a 21st century workforce should take a look at their foreign language departments as one means of accomplishing this objective.

Dual Language Programs: must go back to their roots

Donna Nevel | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
Donna Nevel

Dual Language education cannot become a domain of the privileged, but, rather, must go back to its roots of honoring and valuing the different languages, cultures, and identities that make up the children and families of our school system.

Spell it Éxito or Success -- That's What Hispanic Students Need

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Our schools could do a lot to help ease the transition so that Hispanics and other immigrants can reach economic security and social acceptance much faster.

Why You Should Consider Bilingual Education

Metro | Posted 09.26.2015 | Education

This school year, New York City is expanding its own language-immersion programs to 40 additional schools, which means the Big Apple now has about 150 bilingual public schools.

Speaking Spanish With Strangers

Sara Alvarado | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Sara Alvarado

The privilege is that I feel comfortable pretty much wherever I go in this country because of the color of my skin and because I speak English fluently. The truth is that not everyone feels the same.

15 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.31.2015 | Latino Voices

If you don’t already speak Spanish, you really should consider learning, like, ahora! Whether you want to improve your job prospects, keep your ...

How the Mouse Brought Me Back to Mi Idioma

Sili M. Recio | Posted 08.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Sili M. Recio

I can speak Spanish with the best of them. Don't get it twisted. But, I don't do it often. And I can say that I hadn't spoken that much Spanish since before Mami passed away.

I Am Not Bilingual

Dan Truong | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Truong

I know that being Asian is more than being able to speak a language and more than outward appearance. While I've never been proud of it, I know my loss of language is just another narrative in the Great Asian-American Story, and that it's not a narrative exclusive to just me.

Crossing the Chasm to Coding: Three Career Backgrounds That Might Help You Convert

Anthony Hughes | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Anthony Hughes

Companies like Uber and AirBnB are able launch full frontal assaults on the established market leaders because of the computing power we all carry with us all day, everyday.

7 (More) Spanish Words That Have No Direct English Translation

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 03.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Being able to speak more than one language opens people up to an array of amazing experiences. Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in the ...

11 Things Every Spanish Speaker Deals With At The Office

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 02.12.2015 | Latino Voices

Speaking more than one language is great. But sometimes, when you're the only Spanish speaker at work, things can get, well... annoying. Even thou...

Students Should Retain Their Bilingual Heritage for Its Economic Value

Rebecca Callahan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Education
Rebecca Callahan

The reality is that these parents who sign up their kids for dual-language kindergarten are onto something.

The Hilarious Struggles That Only Bilingual People Understand

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 01.08.2015 | Latino Voices

Speaking more than one language brings many benefits. It's easier to travel, your brain stays sharp and it even helps the decision-making process. Rec...

Bilingual People Are Like Brain 'Bodybuilders'

Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Tanya Lewis Published: 11/13/2014 09:48 AM EST on LiveScience People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at lang...

Whose Parish Is It Anyway? Churches Face Delicate Balance in Meeting Needs of Ethnic Ministries

David Briggs | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

A phenomenon of Mass mobs, where large groups of suburbanites worship in the city on a given Sunday, is shining new light for a day on urban parishes that are dwindling or, in some cases, have been closed.

Round Two Will Be Even Harder

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

A mere four weeks lie ahead of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) second open enrollment period and all eyes are on Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell to avoid the glitches that plagued efforts last fall.

Sofia Vergara And Jimmy Fallon's Lip Flip Had To Happen

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Comedy

"Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara liked Jimmy Fallon's "Lip Flip" with Billy Crystal so much that on Monday night she also swapped lips with the "...

The Bullying Epidemic and Ways to Counter It

Max Benavidez | Posted 10.11.2014 | Education
Max Benavidez

To stop and end bullying really means setting social norms and sticking to them and making sure there are real consequences for bad behavior. It requires focus and persistence, but change occurs one step at a time.

'Learn French in 10 Years!'

Steve Leveen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Education
Steve Leveen

Our expectations about learning languages are, quite frankly, odd, and ads like "Learn French (or Spanish, or Galician) in 10 Days" pander to them. While these ads might help sell language-learning programs, they reinforce false expectations.

Why Knowing Another Language Makes You More Creative

Psychology Today | Joseph Cardillo | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

Personally, I love the sounds and musicality of all languages. I was raised in a bi-lingual household. I spoke English outside the home when I was wit...

25 American Kids Weigh in on What Language the U.S. Speaks

Stephanie Meade | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Meade

Bilingualism is the proud voice of the U.S. with a growing percentage of children growing up bilingual and multilingual. For these kids, bilingualism is just as American as French fries, apple pies and pizza. And then add in some curry, tagine and tamales too.

Mother Tongue: Giving My Son the Gift of Language and Longing

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

Mama." (It is usually more of a statement than a question.) "Do you know that coffee shop in Budapest? It smelled just like this."

The Incredible Health Benefit Of Being Bilingual

Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty

Here's some good news for the bilingual folks. You may have a better chance of delaying the onset of several different dementias, just by speaking a s...

I Speak, Therefore I Am

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Arzu Kaya Uranli

When I had my children, I promised myself I would raise them to be bilingual so they would not feel like immigrants in the U.S,, while at the same time, not feel like tourists in Turkey.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits Of Bilingual Education

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 10.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Hispanic Heritage Month provides the perfect opportunity to explore how bilingual education positively or negatively affect our children. Despite s...