Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Radio Interviews, a Book Review, and More — Kathy’s February Update

February has been a busy and exciting month in terms of foreign language advocacy, with both publications and opportunities to speak out.
I am happy to share with you that I was interviewed on WNYC’s “The Takeaway” on the importance of foreign language learning.
You can listen to the segment, which aired on February 19th,  @ https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/fewer-americans-have-option-learn-foreign-language-school
KSS and Tanzina Vega 02-19-19
I had an article,  “Foreign Language Classes Becoming More Scarce,” published on February 6th,  in The Conversation  @ https://theconversation.com/foreign-language-classes-becoming-more-scarce-102235
followed by an interview on February 7th,  on Wisconsin Public Radio that you can listen to @ https://www.wpr.org/american-colleges-have-dropped-hundreds-foreign-language-programs-recent-years
In addition, I was so happy to have two publications this month.
My review of  The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education Is in Two Languages, by Fabrice Jaumont, was published in the current January 2019 issue of GSLR: Global Studies Literature Review, a NAFSA publication @ https://www.nafsa.org/Resource_Library_Assets/Networks/RS/Book_Reviews/Global_Studies_Literature_Review_-_No__9,_January_2019/
I was also included in the “So You Say” in the current February/March issue of Language Educator, an ACTFL publication @ https://www.actfl.org/publications/the-language-educator
Early in the month I attended the NECTFL Conference, Palmes luncheon, and the AATF Region II meeting at Albertine.
Many thanks to all the readers and viewers, and special thanks to the editors and producers.
Languages do matter!

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