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English Learner Alphabet Soup

Have you ever been at a social event where people are talking about something with which you’re not familiar, like fintech, but you’re a little embarrassed to admit you don’t know what it is? Or worse, when you’re at work and colleagues are using an acronym or educational term that everyone seems to know…except you.… Continue reading English Learner Alphabet Soup

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The Advantages of Being Bilingual

I’ve been around long enough to remember the prominent and divisive debates about bilingual education and whether or not English should be the only language of instruction in U.S. schools. Some of the arguments — both for and against — were as steeped in ideology as they were in fact, but that is often the case with issues… Continue reading The Advantages of Being Bilingual