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In a quickly shrinking world, students must have greater international studies knowledge and foreign language skills as a core part of their education. But how is it achieved? (Corbis)
Global Interdependence and American Educational Reform
How do we prepare American students to be contributing citizens, productive workers, and competent leaders in the interconnected world of the 21st century? more
Why International Studies?
Our schools must prepare students for an ever-shrinking world. more
New Ways of Seeing: Seeing with "Other Eyes"
Those who speak (and think in) different languages also organize knowledge and understanding in different ways, and these different modes of organization help us to think more flexibly and to see issues from different perspectives. more
Conference Presentations: ACTFL 2016
Leaders of study abroad programs for students in elementary, middle, and high school describe key features of their programs and lessons they have learned, as presented at the 2016 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. more
New Ways of Seeing: Language Appreciation
When encountering a new language for the first time, it’s important to grasp the unique patterns and contours of the language—to hear its music. more
 Chris, pictured above with students, in his current role as Chinese program director and elementary school principal at International School of the Peninsula in Palo Alto, CA.
New Ways of Seeing: Preface
A new publication by Chris Livaccari that makes an eloquent case for language learning as a means to enhance and deepen students’ capacity for processing information and analyzing the shape of the world. more
New Ways of Seeing: Foreword
Foreword by Milton Chen, senior fellow at The George Lucas Educational Foundation, chairman of the Panasonic Foundation, and a frequent speaker on educational innovation. more
Conference Presentations: Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education
Lessons that program administrators have learned, as presented at the Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education: Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts. more
Asia Society Global Education Efforts and Chinese Language Initiatives Recognized at U.S.-China Dialogue in Beijing
U.S. State Department cites Asia Society's decade-long effort in making Mandarin learning more mainstream among American students more

NCLC 2016: Chinese Food as Cultural Ambassador

Culinary experts Ian Cheney, Howie Southworth, Martin Yan, and Monica Eng discuss the role that Chinese food has played as a cultural ambassador to the United States. more