Tag: Foreign Language

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What Does Language Proficiency Mean?

Proficiency in a second language takes a lot of practice — or time on task. ACTFL’s AAPPL test can determine a student’s level and help track progress over the years.

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Don’t Kill Foreign-language Learning

How can we prepare our students for a global world without foreign language instruction? How can we make America great again while destroying the programs our children need to compete in today’s global marketplace?

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Volunteering — While Learning Spanish — in Central America

Following up on my last blog, Studying Spanish Along the Pan-American Highway,  this piece will explore some the volunteerism options I’m considering for Spanish-language immersion learning in Central America next year.  Volunteering is a great, inexpensive way to study a language and also learn about the local culture.   And since cultural knowledge and understanding (gestures, […]

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Studying Spanish Along the Pan-American Highway

Originally appeared in the Huffington Post on July 25.  My family and I just returned from a few weeks traveling through Central America. Originally, we planned on going to Greece and Turkey, but the economic strife, strikes and riots in Greece had us changing our minds – and scrambling for a Plan B.  I wanted […]

Leslie Forman teaching Jiaxing University students.

Why Teaching English in a “Small Town” is the Best Way to Launch Your Career in China

Guest Blogger Leslie Forman describes why teaching English in China is the best way to launch your job in China.

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Go Global! Don’t Underestimate Foreign Language Learning

Beth Cubanski writes about the important role foreign language learning has played in her life so far and her exchange student experience while still in high school. She’s currently a freshman at American U in Washington, D.C.

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Congress Should Stop Cutting Education: Foreign Language Programs Matter

As Congress moves to cut the Federal budget, our children will suffer again as Education takes another hit, including foreign language learning.

It’s Common Sense: American Kids Need to Learn Foreign Languages

Guest blogger Laura Cubanski, lawyer and mother of three, provides her perspective on the importance of American students learning foreign language.

U.S. Falls Behind in Foreign Languages

CIA Director Leon Panetta urges US to step up foreign language learning in schools for global relevance.

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Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Stacie Berdan is an international careers expert and award-winning author. She has worked in more than 50 countries and continues to counsel companies on global issues. She spends a great deal of her time speaking on college campuses where her advice on global careers has been characterized as "engaging, insightful, inspirational and authentic" by professionals, campus counselors and students alike.

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