Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

American Academy to Launch National Study on Foreign Language Learning

“The commission will work with scholarly and professional organizations to review research about the benefits of foreign language instruction with the goal of starting a “nationwide conversation” about the need for investment in foreign languages and international education.

The American Academy formed the commission in response to a bipartisan request from Congress.

The ACTFL will work with the academy to coordinate the release of the report with the launch of a public awareness campaign, dubbed Lead with Languages.”

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