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September 20, 2012
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The latest news on language-learning trends and innovation

  Corporate & Government Spotlight 
  • Career advantages for foreign-language speakers keep growing
    The trend of companies desiring more bilingual workers shows no sign of slowing down as the world economy becomes more interconnected, and applicants need to be prepared during the hiring process. "Job seekers absolutely should show off their language skills, but they have to be brutally honest about their competency," says Anna Ivey, a former dean of admissions at the University of Chicago Law School. "Don't call yourself fluent if you can't easily conduct an interview in that language, because some interviewers will test your skills." Chicago Tribune/Tribune Media Services (free registration) (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Language Education Update 
  • Utah schools add social studies to language-immersion programs
    Foreign-language-immersion students at elementary schools in Davis County, Utah, have graduated to two junior high schools that are including social studies classes to the immersion curriculum. The social studies courses will be taught along with the foreign language, currently Spanish, to the 80 students in the program. Other schools are adding immersion programs, including French. Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah) (9/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Opinion: Education must keep pace with global market needs
    The argument for expanding foreign-language education has become more convincing as the job market has become more international, and Americans should not rely on the rest of the world always learning English, Delaney Daly writes. Aside from the financial upside of bilingualism, research suggests cognitive and attention-span gains can result from learning a second language early in life. The Minnesota Daily (University of Minnesota) (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Training & Technology 
  • University, learning center support "adult emergent readers"
    The University of Utah will work with the English Skills Learning Center to research second-language acquisition in adults. Thousands of refugees from around the world have settled in Utah in recent years, and most arrived with little background in English. The project hopes to find ways to address the varied needs these English-language learners. The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bilingualism is an important skill for job seekers
    Speaking a foreign language is one of the best skills for today's job market, writes language instructor Melissa Martin. Short of moving to a country where your new language is spoken, she suggests trying a language program such as Rosetta Stone to immerse yourself in the new tongue. (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Rosetta Stone News 
  • K-12 Webinar: Finding Funds
    Finding the means in these uncertain times can feel impossible, but don't despair, funding can be found if you know where to look. Learn what funds align to language-learning programs and strategies for sourcing grant money during the Finding Funds webinar, Sept. 27, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Higher Education Webinar: The Blended and Virtual Learning Frontier
    Blended and virtual learning are quickly becoming mainstream. So what does this mean for education leaders? How will these new learning models impact your campus? This webinar will address the changes education is experiencing due to blended and virtual learning, and how educational institutions are adjusting. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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