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Over 10,000 students awarded the “seal of biliteracy”

For the first time, graduating seniors from around California – more than 10,000 – have been awarded a state “seal” indicating their...

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Being Bilingual leads to Increased Brain Activity

Dartmouth researchers have found areas in the brain that indicate bilingualism. The finding sheds new light on decades of debate...

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Occupy Schools

I recently received an email from Mocha Moms outlining their Call to Action. In the midst of this powerful Occupy...

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Can We Compete???

Until recently I had never heard of the Chinese college entrance exam – the Gaokao. The Gaokao consists of two...

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5 Reasons to Hire a Chinese Tutor… Now!!!

Is it necessary to hire a tutor if your child is enrolled in a Chinese Immersion program. The short answer...

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Scholarships to Study Abroad

Do you know a high school or college student that is interested in studying abroad and could benefit from a...

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Best Apps for Learning Chinese

My five year old is attempting to master her whisper primarily to issue orders to her younger sister. Interestingly, the younger one...

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Too Much Media Consumption? Race/Class…

Creativity and imaginative play are incredibly important for children. Sometimes I take parenting too seriously but it’s because I truly...

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Where do most Black Students learn Chinese?

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School is a public school in central Brooklyn, New York. Most of its students come from...

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Why Bilinguals Are Smarter…

SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years,...

Respecting Our Elders: A Common Bond

Respecting Our Elders: A Common Bond

One of the initial motivations for this blog was the limited amount of information available highlighting any bridges between the...

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Which Obama is Fluent in Chinese?

Do you remember which Mandarin speaking Obama family member that we posted about previously? Just like us, President Obama and...

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