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The new ‘lingua franca’

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As English becomes the “lingua franca of the world” – the language spoken throughout international power circles of business and politics – countries with different native tongues want to ensure their children are prepared. That list includes Ecuador, where profits from…

Building bridges, training teachers

Cultural anthropologist and NIU Presidential Engagement Professor Susan Russell is no stranger to building bridges between people – in particular, those of the United States and of her area of specialty, the Philippines. Since 2004, Russell has directed U.S. Department of…

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