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News 3/21/2012 Chinese Learn French to Immigrate to Canada Ni Hao. Bonjour. While people all over the world are learning Chinese to get a foothold in the booming Asian market, the Chinese are signing up to learn French to gain entrance into Canada. It seems that many have discovered a back door entrance to Canadian immigration that involves applying for entry...

French in France

Schools In Paris Travel for Teens offers exceptional cultural and language immersion experiences in Paris and the South of France every summer. They believe in learning and living the language in its native context, combining classroom instruction in the morning with cultural activities every afternoon. Programs are open to all levels of French students, from beginner to advanced. Students learn...

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The following list of languages are considered the supercentral languages on the global language system list. These widely spoken languages are: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Telugu. Languages with more than 10 million native speakers Mandarin Chinese Sino-Tibetan, Chinese 845,000,000 - 800,000,000 1,052 million including second language speakers (Ethnologue, 1999) Spanish Indo-European, Italic, Romance 329,000,000 - 358,000,000 417 million including second-language...

Québec

Rivière-du-Loup The 100% French-speaking community of Rivière-du-Loup is located on the south shore of the St-Lawrence River, some 200 km east of Québec City, in the heart of the beautiful Lower St-Lawrence region.  Rivière-du-Loup has been a popular vacation area for more than a century with its spectacular natural environment and a perfect balance between the ocean and the countryside. In...

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May 2009

One of the few benefits of recession is that it begs us to question the policies that have led us to such a situation. Much has been said about economic decisions, lax regulation, and corporate greed but there has been less discussion about the societal structure which has fomented such economic turmoil. At the heart of our society is a sytem which fails to adequately prepare vast numbers of children to succeed in the Information Age.

A new study by the consulting firm McKinsey entitled “The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools” (available at www.mckinsey.com) estimates that if we had closed the racial achievement gap and black and Latino student performance had caught up with that of white students by 1998, U.S. GDP last year would have been between $310 and $525 billion higher. If the gap between low-income students and the rest had been narrowed, U.S. GDP in 2008 would have been $400 to $670 billion higher.

January 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Links to PDF documents online. For more, please click here to subscribe. The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language The President's Priorities As we celebrate the historic inauguration of America’s first minority President, Language Magazine asks five experts what the new administration should do for languages and literacy The Profits of Language Brokering Charise Pimentel and Tessara Sevin chart...

October 2008

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IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Enabling Education Anna Uhl Chamot explains how teaching learning strategies can be the catalyst for lifelong learning Bilingual Comprehension Deborah Chitester presents her personal views on common confusions in bilingualism Development Zone Mohammed Arroub illuminates the benefits of engaging students in collaborative learning processes English in the Emerald Isle Christine...