Tag: foreign language

From Language Skills to Teaching Prowess

There are many paths to becoming a teacher of a second or foreign language: for some, it’s the natural progression from studying a language; others start by giving informal individual, private, or group classes or helping friends study their own language. Having lived in a country where demand for your language is...

Arabic for America

Carine Allaf outlines the benefits and challenges of learning Arabic at K–12In a highly globalized world, in which country borders are increasingly permeable and the migration and movement of peoples is becoming the norm, language and cultural competencies are ever more essential.However, less than 10% of Americans speak a language other than English, but 75% of the world’s population...