[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.

http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2013/09/knowing-more-foreign-languages-beneficial-to-our-future

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