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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Why Advocacy Matters!

By William P. Rivers | Published: February 25, 2020

​Bill Rivers, of JNCL-NCLIS, takes us to Language Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., where teachers, translators, interpreters and other activists came together to garner support for language education in American schools.

How to Travel Through Vietnam . . . By the Book

By Connie Berdan | Published: February 18, 2020

​In this week’s continuation of the Travel By the Book series, Connie Berdan explores the dynamism and diversity of Vietnam, guided by novels and nonfiction texts that explore the complexity and context of this rapidly developing nation.

Indigenous Anchorage is in the Middle of Everywhere

By Brandon T. Locke | Published: February 11, 2020

Brandon Locke, longtime staff member of Concordia Language Villages, discusses Alaska Native languages, their diversity and importance, and the Yup’ik Immersion program now in its second year in the Anchorage School District.

We Are Jumping!

By Dr. Tove I. Dahl | Published: February 4, 2020

​Tove Dahl, dean of Skogfjorden, promised 38 smart young Mwanza students that she would tell the world all about them: their exuberant teachers, their supportive families, and the good work they are doing learning English and math deep in the countryside of southern Malawi. This week, she fulfills that promise here on the WorldView Blog.

Erinnerungskultur: Cultivating a Culture of Memory

By Paige Saskia Harouse | Published: January 27, 2020

​In honor of International Holocaust Rememberance Day, Waldseestaff member Paige Saskia Harouse explores Erinnerungskultur, the memorial culture of Germans grappling with the legacy of the Nazi party and its allies. How do modern Germans whose ancestors were victims rather than perpetrators, or modern German immigrants, fit into a culture of “never forgetting”?

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