WorldView: A Language Blog

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How to Work Effectively in a Global Virtual Team

By Christine Brown-Quinn | Published: May 14, 2019

​Technology allows us to create workspaces that connect people around the world, but there’s a lot more to connecting with colleagues than just making sure the Wi-Fi is working. This week, Christine Brown-Quinn shares useful practices for helping global teams to work together, even when they couldn’t be further apart.

#Votingat16. Well, Why Not?

By Gianmarco Zuccaroli | Published: May 7, 2019

Teenagers campaign for the right to vote at 16.

​Gianmarco Zuccaroli, a sixteen-year-old Italian student from Rome, discusses the recent history of the voting age in the U.S. and Europe, and why he supports the EU’s recommendation that member states lower the age of enfranchisement to 16.

WorldView Good Reads: Off the Press for April 2019

Published: April 30, 2019

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

Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES): A Boost for Your Child

By Judy Martialay | Published: April 23, 2019

​Language educator Judy Martialay discusses FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary School) classes . . . what they look like, the benefits they bring, and how to get them started in your school district.

What I Talk About When I talk About Learning Arabic

By Maggie Mitchell Salem | Published: April 16, 2019

This week, we are delighted to share a blog post from Maggie Mitchell Salem, Executive Director of Qatar Foundation International, in both English and Arabic! Maggie discusses the Arabic language as a broad spectrum, with a wide diversity of dialects that pose a unique challenge to (and opportunity to improve) the traditional approaches to language education.

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