President Trump’s recent Executive Order (EO) suspends the entry of refugees into the United States for 120 days, indefinitely stops admission of Syrian refugees, and for 90 days bans individuals from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The order has been hotly debated on political, legal, and moral terms. But for the moment, let’s suspend reality—ever more.. read more →

November 2015, middle-school students from Westchester County, New York, found themselves on a windswept field in South Sudan mingling with a crowd of refugees fleeing civil war. Suddenly, they heard the deafening roar of low-flying military cargo planes overhead, followed by large bags of grain thudding to the ground all around them. “The kids were.. read more →

The misperception that multinational businesses are only huge conglomerates with offices around the world persists, but is becoming less and less accurate. Instead, so-called “micro-multinationals” have leveraged technology and social media to grow their businesses internationally without having to rent space or designate a company “road warrior”. For them, the world is about finding the.. read more →

Today, almost every major scientific journal prints in English – even while featuring research from all over the world. Meanwhile, new research suggests, tens of thousands of reports are being published without English translations. In a study published last week in the journal PLOS Biology, researchers argue that the permeation of English-language science has caused non-English.. read more →

In 2016, bilingual education received a spotlight treatment rarely given to a teaching method partly in thanks to Proposition 58. Given the fact that California has one of the most linguistically diverse populations in the United States, the overwhelming decision to restore bilingual education in the state thrust the education of ELLs into the national conversation that will.. read more →

The ability to communicate with others in another language is crucial, especially because the United States is increasing its global presence. The job market is becoming more competitive. Americans need to be able to effectively communicate with international clients, and to do so, they need to become proficient in another language. Therefore, universities need to mandate.. read more →