Monthly Archives: January 2006

Foreign language

Why is foreign language instruction in the US poor? Extrapolating from my own case, I would say because it started late (9th grade) and did not emphasize how this might really be useful in one’s day-to-day life. [n.b. ‘Reality-based’ learning … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Welcome 2006. Where is my flying car? Or at least a hoverboard? On the other hand, China has certainly changed dramatically. 140 million migrants (or maybe 200 million), abolishing agricultural taxes, 10% growth, massive construction, etc…. Best wishes for the … Continue reading

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