Learning a second language fosters conversations between people, communities, and cultures. In a world of diversity and globalization, we believe it's critical to understanding. Research cited by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) shows that language learning supports academic achievement and cognitive abilities.
My father retired from the military while we still lived in his last duty station in La Magdalena, Italy, a tiny little island off the coast of Sardinia. We proceeded to travel and settle in Spain, my mother’s homeland. We arrived during Christmas time, and my mother kept my siblings and I home for six […]