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Panel: Bilingual education critical to future of the workforce

Education Dive – Autumn A. Arnett

“In the old days, we taught language in this country as an academic pursuit, and there was no thought that students would” have to use the language, said American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Executive Director Martha Abbott. But this is no longer the case. NAE’s Hsi-Ling Liao said it is not only a growing global focus in business that necessitates bilingual education to adequately support the workforce, but the reality that the increasing diversity in the country means there is a greater need for customer-facing positions domestically that serve individuals in multiple languages.”(more)

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