Can global citizenship be taught?

I recently attended a curriculum design hackathon at Columbia University where the challenge was to design a three-day curriculum to teach high school students about the essentials of global citizenship. After an intensive afternoon of brainstorming and discussing, a question dawned upon me later that night. Can global citizenship or a global mindset be taught? …

SLE at Columbia: Spring 2015

Language and culture are inseparable. The language we speak is a part of who we are, and to truly understand another’s world, knowing the tongue they speak, listen, and breathe in is a necessity. In an increasingly globalizing and homogenizing world, we must preserve diversity, linguistic and otherwise. Many of Columbia’s students champion such views,…

Language: Key to the Past

Meet Ezra, a new member of our SLE Columbia team!  To me, learning a language has always been about a connection to the past. In the 1920s and 30s, my grandparents and great grandparents immigrated to the United States from all over Central Europe— though from my native language, the same one I am now…