Global Education May 23, 2010Posted by Sandra Dop in Uncategorized.
Tags: global education, world languages
Walking in the city center of Tallinn last night we heard so many different languages. The couple across from us at dinner was French; my friend distinguished Russian from Estonian or Finnish in a shop where we bought post cards; I heard German and a couple languages with which neither of us were familiar, and a Japanese tour arrived in our hotel later when I was sitting in the lobby. The richness of culture is all around us, and I wonder about the unilingual, inexperienced American youth and how we can truly help them become globally aware, connected, and responsible if we remain so disconnected from the rest of the world. What is happening in American schools? How can we share the information?