Global Discovery LaboratoriesEducation in Lexington, Virginia
Keep learning languages, kids.
Interesting! What language are you learning, and why?
"Chinese is the language with the most native speakers in the world with about 1.2 billion. There are two main dialects that make up the Chinese language — Mandarin and Cantonese — and 1 billion of the total speak Mandarin. The sheer size alone means the language will continue to be important for business in the future."
If you really want to learn a language, take advantage of the amazing professors we have at Washington and Lee University! Many allow students to audit courses.
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Good news for language learners: "We know that people who speak more than one language fluently have better memories and are more cognitively creative and mentally flexible than monolinguals."
We're all so proud of former GDL employee Will Mason '17, good luck and keep in touch!
"Let's take over the world"
Tomorrow I leave for a year teaching English as a Princeton in Asia fellow in Shihezi, Xinjiang, northwest China.I will no...t have phone service while I'm abroad, but I can be reached reliably via my school email and less reliably through my gmail or on FB.
Although it's hard to say goodbye to family and friends, I'm beyond stoked for this new challenge and opportunity to grow. Stay in touch and see ya later!
Wondering what GDL learning and technology specialist Keith Denning '18 was up to this summer? He worked for a startup fast-casual restaurant, Leaf & Grain, in Houston, TX! Keith worked on the Leaf & Grain team and helped create the company's catering platform 🍃
Have you seen these GDL Assistants around campus this summer? Kiki Spiezio '17, Colby Boudreau '20, and Taylor Reese '19 took a trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway to visit #PeaksofOtter after winding down their summer jobs. Kiki did research on gerrymandering and worked as a Alumni College RA, Colby worked as the GDL summer intern and Language Academies point person, and Taylor interned with Student Affairs.
The Global Discovery Laboratories will be closed on Friday, March 17, 2017, so specialists will be able to attend the SSA conference on campus. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
The GDL is hiring, so apply now! Training will begin during Spring Term. If you have any questions, email email@example.com