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WorldView Good Reads: Off the Press for April 2017

Published: April 25, 2017

Here are good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention.

Good Reads: Off the Shelf: "You’re Sending Me Where?"—Life and Fun at Summer Camp

By Patricia Thornton | Published: April 18, 2017

You're Sending Me Where? Book Cover

In You’re Sending Me Where?, Eric Dregni, dean of the Italian Language Village Lago del Bosco, dives into the joys and eccentricities of life at summer camp. Through stories of his own escapades, both as a camper and on staff, he conveys the hilarity and the transformative power of the summer camp experience.

There’s a Lot More to Learning a Language Than Just Words

Published: April 11, 2017

Mandarin teacher Yinglu Zeglin writes about the different ways two cultures such as Chinese and Americans exchange greetings. She shares her personal story of learning first-hand the importance of not only knowing what to say in a language, but how and when to use the culturally appropriate terms.

Language Educators Can—and Must—Be Champions of Change

By Brandon Locke | Published: April 4, 2017

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Building upon an article co-authored with Lea Graner Kennedy for ACTFL’s Language Educator, Brandon Locke examines the power of world language educators to be champions of change, using the E in the acronym LEAD: Effective practices of leaders.

WorldView Good Reads: Off the Press for March 2017

Published: March 28, 2017

Here are good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention this month.

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