WorldView: A Language Blog

WorldView is a place for leaders in the fields of language education, global citizenship, immersion learning, and other topics central to the Concordia Language Villages mission to address issues important to their fields.

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For Every Child, a Childhood

By Tove I. Dahl | Published: December 10, 2019

What does it mean for someone to not have a name? Skogfjorden dean Tove Dahl discusses the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and why the right to a name is so crucial for every child in the world.


By Paul Magnuson | Published: December 2, 2019

​A language class requires a language learning curriculum, right? Well . . .

Teaching expert Paul Magnuson discusses the benefits of studying language with an un-curriculum: a teaching space that encourages students to decide what they need to learn from moment to moment, with their un-teachers along for the ride.

WorldView Good Reads: Off the Press for November 2019

Published: November 25, 2019

Here are good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention during the month of November.

Teaching Tolerance through Storytelling

By Emily Pyenson and Alex Treitler | Published: November 19, 2019

​This summer, author and educator Julie Lindahl came from Sweden to Concordia Language Villages to lead workshops on storytelling, diversity and inclusivity. Learn more about her work at Sjölunden in this week’s blog post, in honor of International Education Week.

Why French Remains an Important Language Today

By Sean Patrick Hopwood | Published: November 12, 2019

Following last month’s post on the usefulness of Spanish, Sean Patrick Hopwood returns to extol the many reasons to study another global language: French.

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