A recent op-ed published by The New York Times investigates the potential impact of the decline in academic language programs in an increasingly multilingual world, as well as the grassroots efforts to reimagine language education that have emerged in response. Over the past five years—during which time colleges across the country have cut more than 600 foreign language programs—parents and educators have begun to push for holistic, real-world language curricula in their institutions at all grade levels, emphasizing the important role that languages play in the international flow of business and culture.
Read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/opinion/learn-foreign-language.html
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