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Foreign Flick Friday: ‘Zero Motivation’—Critics Love 2014 Tribeca Favorite

April 21, 2017

“Israel’s answer to Lena Dunham,” Hebrew-language filmmaker Talya Lavie uses satire and dark comedy to explore the story of two young women serving compulsory military service in the IDF. Watch the trailer with us!


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.

Foreign Flick Friday: #1 Japanese Anime Arrives on the U.S. Big Screen

April 14, 2017

Being a teen is difficult enough without having to worry about randomly swapping bodies with a stranger! Writer-director Makoto Shinkai’s latest anime, Your Name, was Japan’s #1 2016 film and has now opened in U.S. cinemas. Watch the trailer with us.

How Japanese Cinema Inspired My Passion for Japanese Language and Culture

April 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Lead with Languages Scholarship

Lead with Languages Scholarship

March 8, 2017

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

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.


Award-Winning ‘Arrival’ Demonstrates the Importance of Language and Culture

Award-Winning ‘Arrival’ Demonstrates the Importance of Language and Culture

February 27, 2017

Julian M. Setian, President and Chief Executive Officer of SOSi, uses ‘Arrival’ as a medium to explain the importance of language skills and cross-cultural understanding in his recent op-ed in ‘The Hill.’