A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Language Learning through Emojis

In honor of World Emoji Day on Monday July 17, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. State Department released a video featuring the Mandarin language through emojis. Four alumni of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program, an international exchange program which seeks to educate students in the critical languages of Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish, use the popular messaging icons to teach the viewer basic words like rice, awkwardness, and happy.

The video is available here on the ECA YouTube channel. To learn more about the NSLI-Y program, visit the program's website here.

Language Learning with Emojis World Emoji Day


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