Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pick Up Foreign Language from TV

Pick Up Foreign Language from TV

Enhance your foreign language skills by watching the news, sports, or other favorite TV program in your target language!  🙂

Why Learn a Foreign Language?

Why Learn a Foreign Language?

An interesting article on the benefits of bilingualism, from the UK.  🙂

Comanche Nation College Tries to Rescue a Lost Tribal Language

Comanche Nation College Tries to Rescue a Lost Tribal Language

An interesting article about one of the many languages worldwide which have disappeared or are disappearing.

Bilingual Cops Make a Connection in North Jersey Communities

Bilingual Cops Make a Connection in North Jersey Communities

An interesting article in today’s “Record” on the importance of foreign language skills in our local communities.

Reading from my book, The U.S. Foreign Language and Our Economic and National Security

Reading from my book, The U.S. Foreign Language and Our Economic and National Security

Reading from my book, The U.S. Foreign Language and Our Economic and National Security:  A Bibliographic Essay on the U.S. Language Paradox.

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The End of French?

The End of French?

Interesting article in the ongoing discussion on the proposed use of English as a language of instruction in French universities.

The French Review, May 2013

I would like to recommend the current May 2013 issue of The French Review, which has as its theme, “Le francais a-t-il un avenir aux Etats-Unis?”

From the editor’s introduction:  “what most of these articles clearly show is that many programs, practices, and policies do work, that they can be used to maintain and even expand French and Francophone studies in the United States.  Among these successful initiatives…”

The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit — Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It

The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit — Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It

Kathy’s article in the June 2013 issue of Language Magazine