WorldView: A Language Blog

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Du Courage: Translating a Feeling

By David Horner-Ibler | Published: February 19, 2019

​What does courage mean in Togo? David Horner-Ibler, a recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer, shares how his Togolese friends use the expression du courage to acknowledge the determination it takes to get through every day.

Three Waldsee Villages: A View Using the Wings of History

By Alex Treitler | Published: February 11, 2019

​On the 74th anniversary of the opening and dissolution of Auschwitz by Russian troops, Alex Treitler considers the history of Waldsee, both as a euphemism for the death camp and as a place of learning and growth in the woods of Minesota. With such a weight of association, the Waldsee of today must strive to dispel ignorance and create a brighter, more complex future.

How Did This Happen? College World Language Programs are Disappearing at an Alarming Rate

By Christine Schulze | Published: February 4, 2019

Around the United States, hundreds of language programs are being cut on college and university campuses as budgets tighten. But trending towards becoming a society with fewer multilingual speakers has major long-term disadvantages in the global age. This week, Christine Schulze discusses what we can do to encourage language learning at all levels of education to help reverse this alarming situation.

Land of Fire and Ice: Travelling Through Iceland By the Book

By Lisa Christensen Graefe | Published: January 29, 2019

Books for travelling through Iceland

​This week, Worldview continues our “Travel By the Book” series, following Lisa Christensen Graefe and her family as they travel through Iceland accompanied by Icleandic literature, everything from medieval sagas to contemporary crime novels.

WorldView Good Reads: Off the Press for January 2019

Published: January 21, 2019

Here are some good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention for the month of January.

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