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February 2018 is Lead with Languages Advocacy Month: Check Out the Kit!

January 31, 2018

We’re celebrating the successes of language advocates from around the country. Download our Social Media Kit to make your voice heard and join in on the fun!

With New Language Skills, New Perspectives on the World

November 6, 2017

Hear from Lauren Collins, a correspondent for The New Yorker, on why her perspective on language learning shifted and how she now views it as a “quiet revolutionary act.”

Report Shows Demand for Bilingual Workers in U.S. More than Doubled

September 20, 2017

In “Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market,” New American Economy shares figures from their study of online job listings for bilingual workers: See the main findings here!

Less Commonly Taught Languages Should Be Anything But 

Less Commonly Taught Languages Should Be Anything But 

April 17, 2017

In this op-ed, Dr. Lisa Frumkes, Senior Director of Content Development at Rosetta Stone, explains the importance of better student proficiency in Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) to the U.S. economy, defense and security, and other key areas.

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

April 12, 2017

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!

The Top 40 Global Japanese Brands in 2017

April 6, 2017

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

Why Speak Chinese Contest: Win Travel to China

Why Speak Chinese Contest: Win Travel to China

March 20, 2017

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

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.

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

March 1, 2017

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

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