Further Reading

We’ve curated a few of our favorite articles on immersive education, language and business, and the interconnected world. We hope you’ll find these helpful and that you’ll be quick to share your favorites as well.

Why Teaching Toddlers Mandarin Chinese Is a Smart Investment

Why Teaching Toddlers Mandarin Chinese Is a Smart Investment

ZDNet, Oct 20, 2010

China now has the second largest economy in the world. As a result, language immersion programs have seen a booming demand for Mandarin instruction.
Parents recognize that working knowledge of this widely spoken language will only help their children in their future careers.

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Dual Language Programs Are on the Rise, Even for Native English Speakers

Dual Language Programs Are on the Rise, Even for Native English Speakers

New York Times, Oct 8, 2015

Dual language immersion programs for children are growing in popularity across the U.S., and not just with families who speak a language other than English at home.

“Once seen as a novelty, dual-language programs are now coming into favor as a boon to both native and nonnative English speakers, and in areas around the country their numbers have been exploding.”

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Parlez-Vous MBA?

Parlez-Vous MBA?

The Economist, Oct 18, 2011

More business students are looking to acquire a new language along with their MBA.

“In a global business, the ability to speak languages and understand cultures is vital.”

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“A different language is a different vision of life”

Federico Fellini

The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual

The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual

Cerebrum, Oct 31, 2012

Detailed explanation of some of the numerous cognitive benefits of bilingualism, from childhood through old age.

“Research has overwhelmingly shown that when a bilingual person uses one language, the other is active at the same time.”

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American Bilingualism

American Bilingualism

New American Media, Dec 17, 2015

This article outlines the benefits of bilingualism, dispels some misconceptions, and argues for why bilingualism should be encouraged in American schools.

“Bilingual individuals actually are better at complex skills (problem solving, planning, and executing challenging objectives) because they have reconciled linguistic systems.”

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Speaking a Second Language May Change How You See the World

Speaking a Second Language May Change How You See the World

Science, Mar 17, 2015

Speakers of different languages may process thoughts and observe their surroundings differently, giving a cognitive advantage to people who speak multiple languages.

“Japanese speakers tend to group objects by material rather than shape, whereas Koreans focus on how tightly objects fit together.”

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/03/speaking-second-language-may-change-how-you-see-world

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The Amazing Benefits of Being Bilingual

The Amazing Benefits of Being Bilingual

BBC, Aug 12, 2016

The majority of the world population is multilingual; are monolingual people missing out?

“Could it be that the human brain evolved to be multilingual – that those who speak only one language are not exploiting their full potential?”

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Lost in Translation

There are many words in many different languages that don’t have direct translations into English. Are you someone who doesn’t like the cold? Well, you may be friolento, as according to Spanish, meaning you are sensitive to the cold. In German, schadenfreude is a very famous word with no translation. It is the feeling of enjoying someone else’s misfortune or pain. There are other differences in languages, too, like how in French you don’t say “I miss you.” Instead, you form the sentence “tu me manques,” which directly translates to “you me miss.” The difference is super subtle, but in English, it’s me missing you, meaning I’m the subject of the sentence. In French, you are missed by me, so you’re the subject!

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