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'Learn French in 10 Years!'

Steve Leveen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Education
Steve Leveen

Our expectations about learning languages are, quite frankly, odd, and ads like "Learn French (or Spanish, or Galician) in 10 Days" pander to them. While these ads might help sell language-learning programs, they reinforce false expectations.

"English Only" Laws Divide and Demean

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I argue that making English the official language in the United States or any state is about as necessary as establishing popcorn as the official snack at movie theaters. People will eat popcorn whether or not we codify it as "official,"

How America Can Get Her Bilingual Groove Back

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steve Leveen

America is behind the world in the number of its citizens that are bilingual. President Obama should set a simple but profound goal for our nation: by the year 2035, 51 percent of our population should be bilingual.