Meet Givens, who discusses how language is a(n open) door, and its power to bridge gaps and create connections.
“Last week, add.a.lingua co-founder Stacey Vanden Bosch caught up with Amelia Friedman, the self-proclaimed language nerd and founder of Student Language Exchange, to learn a bit more of her story, including how she developed a love of language and what motivated her to become a social entrepreneur.”
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? …
Meet Chris, who brings his love for Japanese (among other winning qualities) to the SLE team!
Turkmenistan. Where is it? Do you have electricity, TV, cars, Internet, etc.? Do people still ride camels there? Are there roads? What about buildings? Do you live in huts?
Ainsley Fahey sat down to chat with Rigzom Wangchuk to learn about her journey to Brown University and her experience bringing her culture to the Student Language Exchange Dzongkha program.
Read this week about Joseph Conrad as we kick off a brand new series profiling impactful language learners from throughout history.
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…
Neo Mokgwathi is a senior at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. As the campus coordinator at Williams, she has big plans for how SLE will enhance cultural awareness for American and international students alike.
When you’ve been surrounded by an international community for most of your life, differences in culture are central to your experience.