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Monolingualism is the illiteracy of the 21st century!

May 25, 2013

“Monolingualism is the illiteracy of the 21st century!”

This is my new favorite quote. It’s from Gregg Roberts, World Languages and Dual Immersion Specialist, Utah State Office of Education. He was speaking at this year’s Asia Society Chinese Language Conference in Boston in April. The panel was on “Equity and Access in Chinese Language Education.” You can listen to it here, as well as all the other plenary sessions that were filmed.

I think Gregg’s quote belongs on the back of every single t-shirt that immersion programs create.

[Here’s a little Photoshop magic created by an Oregon immersion parent….}


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  1. May 28, 2013 8:03 am

    Reblogged this on Utah Mandarin Immersion Parent Council and commented:
    A funny anecdote about Utah’s own World Language and Dual Immersion Specialist Gregg Roberts.

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