Stéphane Charitos, Language Resource Center director at Columbia University, discusses current national trends in language study and suggests four practical recommendations that can help uphold visibility and the importance of world language education in the U.S.
The reports Stéphane references can be found here:
- American Academy of Arts & Sciences report: Commission on Language Learning. The American Academy of Arts & Sciences. (2016). The state of languages in the U.S.: A statistical portrait. Retrieved from https://www.amacad.org/multimedia/pdfs/publications/researchpapersmonographs/State-of-Languages-in-US.pdf
- National K-12 foreign language enrollment survey: American Councils for International Education (2017). The national K-12 foreign language enrollment survey report. Retrieved from https://www.americancouncils.org/sites/default/files/FLE-report-June17.pdf
- MLA enrollment report: Looney, D., & Lusin, N. (2018). Enrollments in languages other than English in United States institutions of higher education, Summer 2016 and fall 2016: Preliminary report. Retrieved fromhttps://www.mla.org/content/download/83540/2197676/2016%E2%80%90Enrollments%E2%80%90Short%E2%80%90Report.pdf