TITLE

Shanghai Seeks Linguists

PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Language Magazine;Aug2006, Vol. 5 Issue 12, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the initiative to learn languages other than English promoted by the language education officials in Shanghai, China. The promotion is spearheading for the 2010 World Expo which is expected to attract 70 million visitors across the world. The officials are seeking language professionals who speak one of the eight foreign languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Arabic to be given qualification certificates.
ACCESSION #
22186484

 

Related Articles

  • THE IOWA PLAN. Bush, Stephen H.; Cochran, Grace // Education;Mar1937, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p417 

    The article reports on the launch of the Iowa plan that aims to address the issues involve in learning a foreign language like French. The author says that learning any foreign language involves a difficult struggle against the native language habits and mastery of it requires different language...

  • The Perfume Factory: A Parable for Language Teachers. Di Pietro, Robert J. // Education Digest;Sep1973, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p60 

    The article focuses on the issues related to the study and teaching of foreign languages in the U.S. At this time many foreign language teachers cannot find work. Enrolments in three of the five major foreign languages taught in the United States have fallen off. Some explain this state of...

  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN, "SPEECH"? Murphy, Jack W. // Today's Speech;Apr1961, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p6 

    Presents an article on teaching speech. Background on his experience as a speech teacher; Opinion regarding the mission of speech teachers; Recommendations concerning the problem associated with the concept of speech.

  • The Foreign Language Teacher's Challenges--and Rewards. Doyle, Henry Grattan // Education;Oct1948, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p120 

    This article focuses on the challenges and rewards of having a career in the field of foreign language teaching. Some professors of education are terribly naive, but one cannot escape the conviction that their being reluctant to accept obvious facts in this matter of the importance of more and...

  • THE ENGLISH TEACHER AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Christensen, Francis // Today's Speech;Nov1963, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p4 

    The article focuses on the real objective of the study of the English language. Schools teach the study of English language in an illiberal manner. School teachers use the discipline as a means to a practical end as in teaching grammar to mend a student's prose, to corrects student's errors, and...

  • Translate: ACTFL CONFERENCE & WORLD LANGUAGES EXPO. Ludwig, Sean // Fast Company;Nov2008, Issue 130, p48 

    The article discusses the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages Conference & World Languages Expo to be held November 21, 2008 in Orlando, Florida. A focus of the gathering will be to identify effective methods of improving the foreign-language skills of U.S. citizens. Figures show just...

  • Foreign-Language Study in the Elementary School. Hussain, Donna // Education Digest;Mar1964, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p45 

    The article focuses on the introduction of foreign-language instruction in the American elementary schools. The objectives most commonly propounded in support of the elementary language program and the probability of how well the elementary school can achieve these objectives is discussed. It...

  • The Mandarin Scam. Hennock, Mary // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);8/10/2009 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 154 Issue 6/7, p41 

    The article discusses the quality of language education offered by colleges throughout China. The author states that language education at colleges in China is poor and that people would receive a better education if they study the Chinese language in places other than China. Criticisms that...

  • Retaining a Minority Language in a Majority Language Environment.  // Bilingual Family Newsletter;2005, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p5 

    Discusses ways of retaining a minority language in a majority language environment. Importance of the period of bonding between the child and the mother in providing the building blocks upon which the first language will develop; Recommended books, media and television programs for teaching...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics