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The 2nd Most Powerful Language in the World: Mandarin

Mandarin opens doors in China.  Closing in on one billion native speakers, Mandarin is #2 on the list of the world’s 10 most powerful languages. Taking into account China’s giant…

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The Numbers Tell the Story: the US Isn’t Prepared for Languages, STEM

It’s no secret that STEM and world languages are keystones in American educational goals as we move forward in the 21st century. The Department of Commerce quantified the urgency of…

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Giving Thanks around the World

Ah, Thanksgiving—a holiday that’s about as American as apple pie. Well, technically, Canadian Thanksgiving came first and a number of other international harvest holidays came way before that (like the…

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The History of Fireworks

The Chinese have forever been known for their prowess in alchemy; namely, their deep understanding of employing the powers and the combinations of natural ingredients to aid in the healing…

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What American President Learned English as a Second Language?

Who was the only US president to learn English as a second language? What foreign language has been the most popular among US presidents? What commander in chief spoke Mandarin…

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A Popular Ice Cream Flavor Lost in Translation

There’s never been a better time to learn a new language: Click to try our free demo! I saw this picture on a Power Point slide in my Psych class.  It was…

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Trends in College Language Learning [INFOGRAPHIC]

Spanish tops out as the most-studied language across U.S. campuses, followed by French and German. Only one percent of those in the U.S. have studied Chinese, but check out what…

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