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Americans Learning Foreign Languages

A Change in Language Learning is Overdue

Amelia Friedman | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Amelia Friedman

The United States is a long way from being the multi-lingual society that so many of our economic competitors are. Only about 10 percent of native-born Americans -- individuals who went through our education system -- speak a language other than English.

Is Learning a Foreign Language Necessary for a High School Education?

Casey Miller | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Casey Miller

Learning a foreign language can be more valuable than many students realize. High school is a great time to acquire a new language, because the brain is still developing and it's completely cost-free in all public high schools.

Ten Years After 9/11, America Still Has a Language Problem

Nataly Kelly | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Nataly Kelly

The government needs to do a better job of ensuring linguistic preparedness. However, as a society in general, America needs to overhaul its attitude toward language. And that starts with the people.