This week, the WorldView blog is proud to showcase Concordia Language Villages’ partnership with the Singita Grumeti Fund bringing English language immersion to students in Tanzania. Nicole Anderson, lead teacher, shares her experiences of teaching language and learning about conservation on the Serengeti.
What does a fair learning space look like? CLV group director Mark Chen explores the importance of making learning not just equal, where each student receives the same resources, but equitable, where each student receives the resources that they need as individuals. Examples from within the Villages offer models of equitable, and truly fair, learning environments.
Here are good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention in the month of September.
Traveling and reading are two of life’s greatest pleasures. If you agree, come along with us as we “Travel Through Spain . . . By the Book” with guest blogger Stacie Berdan. Berdan describes her family’s recent trip to Spain and how choosing books relevant to their itinerary—history, memoir, social commentary, cultural portraits and fiction—enhanced their trip.
Is learning a second language worth the effort? Bill Rivers, Executive Director of the Joint National Committee for Languages, insists the answer is a resounding YES! Second language aquisition has concrete, measurable benefits, both for the individual learner and for the nation as a whole.