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How Japanese Cinema Inspired My Passion for Japanese Language and Culture

April 13, 2017

Student Voices, Films & Shows

Student and guest blogger Nithya’s early interest in Japanese anime grew to include other aspects of Japanese culture—from TV shows to music and literature—and eventually a love of the Japanese language. Read her story here!

When a Neighborhood School Didn’t Have a Dual-Language Immersion Program, They Started One

April 12, 2017

News & Views

Co-founder of the DC Language Immersion Project, Jimell Sanders recounts how she and fellow advocates identified a neighborhood need, built a support network, and made an enormous difference for local families. Read her Education Post blog here!

Introducing “Foreign Flick Friday”: Watch a Trailer with Us!   

April 7, 2017

Films & Shows

Movies and TV shows are a fun way to enhance your learning of another language. Read on for tips on getting the most out of watching foreign flicks, and to join us for this week’s featured trailer, Ingobernable—the Spanish-language Netflix series.

The Top 40 Global Japanese Brands in 2017

April 6, 2017

News & Views

Curious about how to leverage Japanese language skills? Get inspired. Check out Japan’s top 40 brands.

Leading with French: Sarah, a Senior Analyst at Anheuser-Busch InBev

Leading with French: Sarah, a Senior Analyst at Anheuser-Busch InBev

March 31, 2017


Sarah Rizzo’s French and business studies appealed to Anheuser-Busch InBev. Learn how internship and study abroad experiences enriched her cultural sensibilities and language skills—now used regularly while supervising supply chains to Canada.


Why Speak Chinese Contest: Win Travel to China

Why Speak Chinese Contest: Win Travel to China

March 20, 2017

Contests & Initiatives, News & Views

China Learning Initiatives, part of the Center for Global Education at Asia Society, is awarding two round-trip airfares to China for their contest ending May 31st, 2017. For a chance to win, submit a brief video sharing your #WhySpeakChinese story!

Feel More Fun in French? Your Personality Can Change Depending on the Language You Speak

March 13, 2017

News & Views

Ever see a new side of yourself when speaking a different language? Research shows that our perceptions of the cultures associated with various languages can shape our behavior and even our personality traits when communicating in those languages.


Lead with Languages Scholarship

Lead with Languages Scholarship

March 8, 2017

Contests & Initiatives

Concordia Language Villages is awarding twenty-five $1,000 Lead with Languages scholarships so that learners can attend a two-week (ages 8-18) or four-week (high school) summer youth immersion program at Concordia Language Villages this summer.

Japan’s Interpreters Struggle to Make Sense of ‘Trumpese’

March 1, 2017

News & Views

As political leaders in Japan pay close attention to how U.S. President Donald Trump will go in office, so, too, are interpreters who are struggling to translate his speeches.

Not Lost In Translation

February 28, 2017

News & Views

New American Economy has released a new report on the growing demand for bilingual talent in major industries in the United States.