Check out 20 benefits of multilingualism on Dr. Broady’s blog.
This article explains how the U.S. has become the second largest Spanish speaking country behind Mexico, and there’s an excellent video within the article as well that shows Latino-Americans sharing their experience of relearning Spanish and its importance.
Need to know taboos for a country? Want to know common greetings, personal space, communication styles, classroom rules for a particular country? Use this link to choose a continent and country, and then, it’s all there. What a great, quick tool for educators to learn about students’ culture!
Putting things on a smaller scale, in this case 1,000 people instead of 7.5 billion, is eye opening.
Although KY numbers are changing, this link gives you a glimpse of what’s happening in KY ESL education.