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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
Conference Presentations: NCLC 2017
Learn from experts about different aspects of Chinese language and dual immersion programs as presented at the 2017 National Chinese Language Conference in Houston, Texas. more
A local student sings at the opening of the 2017 National Chinese Language Conference in Houston. (David Keith)
2017 Conference Highlights
Highlights from the 2017 National Chinese Language Conference, which took place in Houston, Texas, on April 6-8, 2017. more
 Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, Shibuya, Japan (IQRemix/Flickr)
New Ways of Seeing: How Multilingualism Opens Our Eyes and Trains Our Minds for a Complex World
In a new Asia Society publication, Chris Livaccari explores how multilingualism is a key aspect of life for most people in the world—and has been throughout history—and is a rich source of engagement, playfulness, and joy. more
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Chinese Learning Resources
Online resources to help you enrich your study of Chinese, whether you're just beginning or advanced! more
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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
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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