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August 2019

The Future of Our Mother Tongues: Roundtable Discussion

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Illustration by Vivian Tong, 2019 Early immigrants from China arrived primarily from the Guangdong province, speaking dialects of Cantonese and Toisanese. However, after 1965, a new wave of Chinese immigration arrived—bringing Mandarin to the United States. US News reports that with Chinese proficiency, American students will be able to enhance economic relations—a $110 billion export industry. In recent years, China's growing power in global politics has forced us to reevaluate our understanding of bilingual education, and what it means to…

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