From NYT: Dispatches from language immersion in Moscow

I know I post a lot of New York Times articles, but this is one of the best reasons why: they can be beautifully written, thought-provoking, and emotionally engaging. I read this article this afternoon and was nearly crying sitting at my desk by its end: it’s a story about an NYT correspondent’s children and their experiences moving from Park Slope, Brooklyn, to Moscow and entering a Russian-language school.  I studied abroad in Moscow and got into education because foreign language learning fascinates me, so I adored the political, psychological, and and social dimensions that this article brought to light. It may not resonate with you as much as it did with me, but I think there are larger themes here–perseverance, success in a seemingly impossible situation–that make this a story with broader appeal.

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