Joe Biden’s Education Policy

Let’s take a look at what education under a Biden presidency may look like. According to Anne Dennon’s article of July 20, 2020 posted on Best Colleges, Joe Biden’s education policy can be summarized as such: Biden offers more progressive approach to education than President Trump His proposal is partially modeled after Senator Bernie Sanders’ […]

The 3 Child Policy: An Alternate Pathway to Graduate Admission in France

Marie Antoinette – Photo: Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images We recently received a diploma titled Grade de Master in Elementary Education, with emphasis in Teaching Social Sciences and transcripts for one year of study (60 ECTS) completed at a university in France. For the purpose of protecting the identity of the individual who submitted […]

Dispatches from Arizona during the Time of COVID-19

Written by: Laura Sippel As I write this in my home office in Arizona, there are news reports that Arizona is the second highest state to have the most spikes in COVID-19 cases in a single day. My husband and I have been self-quarantining ourselves since March. As my profession is marketing for expert organizations […]

The End of Foreign Language Education in US Schools

January 12th, 2018 When I read in a recent NYT’s article that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has decided to ban the teaching of English at primary schools because it views it as “culturally invasive,” I wondered why they are not considering doing the same for Arabic language which is now a […]

Global Youth

August 18th, 2017 Americans get a bad rap for speaking only English, of making no effort to learn the languages of other cultures. For the most part, this is true. Unlike Europe, where an hour drive might find you in a completely foreign land, the furthest the average American will make it as far as […]

Life Abbreviated

10/20/16 On my way to work this morning, I stopped by the German bakery nearby. Me: Hi! (Trying my best to greet the young staff with my cheery presence.) Server (20-something male with bleached blonde spiked hair): no response, a simple nod. Me: Plain croissant, please. He reaches inside the display case and from the […]

How to Be a Responsible Foreign-Language Learner and Speaker

August 25th, 2016 As participants in the 2016 Many Languages One World essay contest, we had to submit an essay on multiculturalism and multilingualism. Writing about multiculturalism and multilingualism is a tough and broad task, but what we can do, as individuals, is write about our own experience.  As a student in Chinese department and […]

I Am Not A Citizen Of The World

August 11th, 2016 No soy una ciudadana del mundo. I come from Chile, located at the end of the world. Surrounded by the immensity of the Pacific Ocean, the loneliness of the Atacama Desert and the impenetrability of the Andes cordillera, it could be considered an island.  I am not a citizen of the world. […]

IRAN: Happiness, Stealthy Freedom, and Faces of Iran on FB

June 12th, 2014 Happiness is… If you’ve been following the news from Iran recently, you must have heard the one about the group of six young women and men who posted a clip of themselves happily dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy!” As quickly as their video had gone viral, Iran’s morality police had […]