The name derives from: the Greek καλός (kalos), “beautiful” + είδος (eidos) + mundi (form of the Latin word mundus for world)
Mission of Kaleidomundi & the Create your World book series:
- To create global citizens who are engaged in the world, passionate about world events and confident international travelers and communicators.
- To empower you to interact and appreciate other cultures and ways of life.
- To give you the skills to travel economically and see the world.
- To teach you how to easily learn foreign languages and have fun.
Be your own peacemaker!Be your own ambassador!
Create your world!
Dr. Nina Kraus, Northwestern University
I’ve been writing for years on the benefits of music for foreign language education.
“New research involving hundreds of students in Chicago and Los Angeles public schools finds disadvantaged children who learn to sing or to play a musical instrument show not only improved neural function but also enhanced learning abilities over time. ‘While more affluent students do better in school than children from lower income backgrounds, we are finding that musical training can alter the nervous system to create a better learner and help offset this academic gap,’ says Dr. Nina Kraus, a neurobiologist at Northwestern University and presenter of the research at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.”
For more information, please read the full article here.
Read here for the American Psychological Association’s press release on this research: Musical Training Offsets Some Academic Achievement Gaps, Research Says
Save the music!
Alas, my TEDx talk on why we need to learn foreign languages and save endangered languages via music has been posted online. Please share, Tweet, like and comment to spread the word. The more views the video has, the more chances of it being on the main TED page. Now getting this featured on the main TED page would do wonders for promoting foreign language learning.