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The Extraordinary Benefits of Multilingualism

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Learning a second language is about more than getting ahead — it teaches a whole new way of thinking.

Video: Building Sustainable, Long-Lasting Chinese Language Programs for US Schools

Third grade students line up for a sentence structure activity in Ms. Chang's class at the Fresh Meadow School in Queens, New York.

A new short video explores Asia Society's growing Chinese language programs and the impact they have on schoolchildren in the United States.

On a Day for Languages, Discovering, Celebrating, and Saving Our Mother Tongues


On International Mother Language Day, Asia Society's Chris Livaccari argues that while a lingua franca is important, so is linguistic diversity.

A Rock By Any Other Name: Asia's Premiere Language Game of 2012


What's in a name? Territorial disputes in the Pacific Ocean tap into a much older tradition of organizing reality and creating social order through naming.

Is Kim Jong Un a Geek, a Nerd, or a Dork — or Perhaps the Sexiest Man Alive?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) applauds during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

As the case of an Onion article demonstrated this week, what's lost in translation can have serious consequences. Or it can just be a lot of fun.

Hyperpolyglots: Paragon or Folly?


Michael Erard's new book, Babel No More, demonstrates that there's much more to being fluent in another language than mastering grammar and vocabulary.

Chinese: The Language of the Future?

The world of tomorrow is being shaped in our classrooms today. Are our students gaining the knowledge and skills they need? (pixdeluxe/iStockPhoto)

Chinese is the language of the future, and to prove it, Voice of America conducted research that proves that Interest in Learning Chinese May be Growing Exponentially.