On any given day, I can be heard shifting between two languages seamlessly, English and Spanish, weaving in and out of my speech depending on who I am around. Most of the time Spanish is for home and family, while English is for school and friends. This came about thanks to my move from Barranquilla,…
A Czech proverb says, “You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.” Each language we learn reveals to us new abilities, ways of looking at the world, and complexities of our own personality. Are not two of the most rewarding struggles in…
Meet Gabriella, who ponders the connection between language and culture through an interesting anecdote about her own experience speaking Spanish!
Meet Nick, who discusses a career change, a cross-continental move, and his falling in love with a new language!
Meet Natalie, who ponders the links between language, history, and memory in an introspective piece about her family.
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? …
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.