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Scene from a 1982 Asia Society documentary series on Japanese sixth graders. (Asia Society)
From Offering a 'Deeper Understanding' of Asia to Leading the Push for 'Global Competence'
60 years of Asia Society education work culminate in launch of Center for Global Education. more

Defining Global Competence

Watch a short overview of Asia Society's definition of global competence. more

Preparing Students for the World

Watch how Fort Vancouver High School partnered with Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network to prepare all of their students to graduate globally competent and prepared for the future. more
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The Future Speaks Chinese
"Language is a currency for trust, and respect; it provides bricks and mortar for building an ability to explore the beauty of diverse cultures, traditions, and historical perspectives." more

Zhangyi Shi's High School Intermediate-Low Chinese Class in Richmond, Virginia

Meet Zhangyi Shi, a Chinese language teacher at a Richmond, Virginia high school, as she teaches her students how to order food in Mandarin. more

The Power of Global Competence

School leaders, teachers, and students discuss the importance of global competence. more

Educating for Citizenship in a Global World - Keynote Remarks

Kevin Rudd, Josette Sheeran, Lulu Wang, Svein Østtveit, and Sarah Brown speak at a special forum to discuss how to educate all students for a global era. more

NCLC 2015: Speakers Discuss the Importance of Global Competence and Chinese Language Learning

Mark P. Becker, Yawei Liu, David Coleman, Tom Nagorski, and Xu Lin discuss China learning initiatives. more
Student reads from a Chinese language textbook. (Adek Berry/Getty)

'Questioning My Own Culture' and Other Ways Chinese Learners Say Mandarin Unexpectedly Changed Them

A second language can be more than just a straightforward communication tool. Accomplished Mandarin learners at the National Chinese Language Conference share ways the language has impacted them. more
Flagship Participants Find Their Voice (and Future) in Chinese
Graduates of the Chinese Language Flagship Program at Arizona State University are proof that attaining a superior level of Chinese in four years is feasible. more