Public Talk: Trends in Second and Foreign Language Teaching

Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago)
Beijing, China, at Columbia Global Centers | East Asia
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 13:30 to 15:00

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the teaching and
learning of a second or foreign language takes on unprecedented
importance.  Since almost every aspect of the human society depends on
communication, and in this day and age, on cross-cultural communication,
bilinguals or multilinguals are clearly the winners. However, from
research as well as from experience, we know for a fact that learning an
additional language beyond one’s first language is an extremely ard...