Teaching English to Pass or to Learn?

(Courtesy of Getty Images) Chinese test preparation company New Oriental Education & Technology Group dominates the Chinese market for preparing students to take entrance exams such as the SAT and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) to be accepted into American universities. What sets them apart from their American competitors such as Kaplan … Continue reading

Students excel when they teach

The classroom is not only a place for children to learn, but also to teach! A study from Stanford and Vanderbilt Universities uncovered the “protegé effect,” finding children who are teach material learn better than students who are only taught the material. The brand new program used to carry out the protegé effect requires students … Continue reading

‘A Vision of K-12 Students Today’

(Photo Courtesy of VT-STEM) We found this video of children sharing their contemporary vision of education. It embraces today’s ways of constant technology integration by highlighting what a large part of their everyday lives technology is. What did you think of the video?

China’s new front of cultural influence

In Mainland China, the CCP used to be weary of sending Chinese students abroad, especially to the west, in fear that they would be become influenced by western culture. But those times have long passed. The Chinese Vice President, Xi Jinping, is encouraging Chinese students to go abroad. But instead of having a fear that Chinese … Continue reading

Foreign languages contribute to higher levels of thinking

Learning a second language at a young age is advertised as an excellent stepping stone to becoming bilingual, but it also helps children with their thinking and development process. “In fact, according to studies at the Cornell Language Acquisition Lab (CLAL), children who learn a second language can maintain attention despite outside stimuli better than children … Continue reading

Culture immersion: the best way to learn a foreign language.

Every day the importance of our relationship with China increases. The sustainability of the growing relationship with China depends on the young generation of Americans. Learning Mandarin and forming connections with the Chinese is essential for maintaining and building the relationship between the United States and China. During President Obama’s trip to China, the two … Continue reading