US: Language Flagship Initiative

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Tue Sep 14 13:37:04 UTC 2010


Inside Higher Ed

 

Raising the Bar

 

Begun in 2002, the federal Language Flagship initiative originally funded graduate-level study in the so-called critical languages - those languages for which demand for trained speakers exceeds supply -- but has since expanded to encompass undergraduate education and three pilot K-12 programs, too. In 2009-10, about 825 undergraduates were enrolled in Language Flagship programs, and 89 graduate students. Undergraduate enrollment is expected to grow to at least 1,000 in the current academic year, while graduate enrollment will stay steady.

 

Full story:

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/09/10/flagship

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