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Dwindling K-12 Language Classes Contribute to Fewer U.S. Residents Speaking Other Languages Despite Growing Need

Education World – Nicole Gorman

“A new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has found that fewer and fewer U.S. residents are able to speak languages other than English despite a growing need for bilingualism. The trend could have negative consequences on “business, international affairs, and intellectual exchange,” the Academy said. Although a number of factors are responsible for the decline, the Academy says one major factor is the lack of language classes being offered in the K-12 sphere.”(more)

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