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5 Ways for Kids (and Adults) to Learn and Practice Chinese without Cracking Open a Book

Learning a foreign language can be as fun (and effective) out of the classroom, as in the classroom. With summer in full swing, we explored some alternatives to traditional textbook learning. 1) Join a playgroup. Foreign language targeted playgroups have … Continue reading

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CBS News Reports: 50,000 U.S. Children Learning Chinese

Terry McCarthy of CBS News recently reported that “only nine percent of Americans speak a foreign language, compared to 44 percent of Europeans.” Even President Obama is monolingual, much to his own embarrassment. 50,000 U.S. school children are studying Chinese … Continue reading

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Foreign Language in the Global Marketplace: NPR Reports

Last week, National Public Radio’s “Marketplace” aired a report on the next generation’s job market. With 155 million people already in the American workforce, and with those numbers expected to grow, reporter Sarah Gardner investigated how future adults will fare … Continue reading

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Foreign Language in the Global Marketplace: NPR Reports

Last week, National Public Radio’s “Marketplace” aired a report on the next generation’s job market. With 155 million people already in the American workforce, and with those numbers expected to grow, reporter Sarah Gardner investigated how future adults will fare … Continue reading

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