Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Languages crisis in the US highlighted in new report

“Language education is dwindling at every level in the US, from school to university, and a diminishing share of the country’s residents speak languages other than English, according to a new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The State of Languages in the U.S.: A Statistical Portrait is a precursor to another forthcoming report from the academy about how the US might build language capacity to meet the needs of the increasingly global economy and otherwise ‘shrinking world’.”

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