[lg policy] Fwd: [Edling] Knowing more foreign languages beneficial to our future

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 12 15:34:57 UTC 2013

Forwarded From: <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>

A 2001 Gallup Poll found that 26 percent of American adults are fluent
enough in a second language to hold a conversation. The same poll showed
that 77 percent of Americans think it is necessary for new immigrants to
learn English. Shouldn’t that standard go both ways, though?

The university should require students to remain in foreign language
courses beyond the current minimum requirement, focusing on immersion
opportunities to both promote cultural understanding and prepare students
for their future careers.

You may want to read the full article at the link below.



N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service to its
and implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owner or
sponsor of the list as to the veracity of a message's contents. Members who
disagree with a message are encouraged to post a rebuttal, and to write
directly to the original sender of any offensive message.  A copy of this
may be forwarded to this list as well.  (H. Schiffman, Moderator)

For more information about the lgpolicy-list, go to
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/lgpolicy-list/attachments/20130912/dff9cd9d/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list

More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list