Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit: Strategies for Maintaining a Competitive Edge in a Globalized World (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2016)

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“Offers a compelling analysis of the failure of United States policy makers, educators and American citizens to recognize the importance of learning foreign languages. Issues a challenge for all Americans to become less “tongue-tied” but instead to embrace a foreign language and culture.

Outlines a focused set of steps which can be undertaken from the local level to the national level to remedy this deficit in foreign language fluency.

This volume explores why Americans are among the least likely in the world to speak another language and how this U.S. foreign language deficit negatively impacts national and economic security, business and career prospects….”

Read more @ https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319341583

Languages do matter!

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