New Report Calls for More Learning of Foreign Languages

In a report released yesterday, the Academy of Arts and Sciences calls for increasing foreign language learning capacity. 

America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century is the American Academy’s response to a bipartisan request from four members of the United States Senate and four members of the House of Representatives to examine the following questions: How does language learning influence economic growth, cultural diplomacy, the productivity of future generations, and the fulfillment of all Americans? What actions should the nation take to ensure excellence in all languages as well as international education and research, including how we may more effectively use current resources to advance language learning?

More great reasons to study a Romance language here at Duke!