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The future of foreign language education in the United States

The future of foreign language education in the United States

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Published by Bergin & Garvey in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Languages, Modern -- Study and teaching -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    Statementedited by Terry A. Osborn
    SeriesContemporary language education
    ContributionsOsborn, Terry A., 1966-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLB1580.U6 F88 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 192 p. ;
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17035156M
    ISBN 100897897196
    LC Control Number2001043012

    Despite the boom in Spanish, no one questions the continuing dominance of English in the United States and internationally. Conversation in public places, on trains, and over the telephone should be in the English language. The priority, many felt, was removing barriers. More prominent though, throughout American history, have been the nativist attacks on minority languages and their speakers: Native Americans, Asians, the French, Germans, Jews and Hispanics, to name only the most frequently targeted groups. Contact Lucy Haire on lucy. Bad Blood offers a sobering warning of where that type of thinking can lead.

    CSD also coordinates student orientations. When they had their own children, they opted not to pass the language on. True, many people speak English proficiently. Official-English is an emotional issue for many people Official-English is an emotional issue for many people, involving questions of patriotism as well as racism, language loyalty as well as assimilation. Its rise has been assisted by the massive exportation of English as a second language, as well as by the growth of an English-language mass media.

    John Adams rightly predicted that English would become the next world language. Treason was a moral imperative for Gordievsky. These groups make up a "language" such as English, Spanish, and French. Enrollments have been persistently low, as have proficiency levels; the same goes for non-Western language offerings.


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Already the language is used by more people in India than in any other country, the United States included. Oceguera shared his story: "I'm a Latino from California, and was not taught Spanish as the result of the prejudice my grandparents endured while growing up in L.

Inthe Wall Street Journal Editorial Page approvingly cited a report published by the Department of Defense that recommended "immediate Its rise has been assisted by the massive exportation of English as a second language, as well as by the growth of an English-language mass media.

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Our companies lose international contracts to competitors, our scientists miss important collaborations, international assistance organizations fail to understand local customs critical to advancing America's interests, and average Americans are deprived of a cultural enrichment in their lives.

Not only does the author skillfully describe a strategy of brutal paramilitary control, but the book also contributes to a broader understanding of the conflict in the post-peace agreement period. Estimates of the numbers vary, but even the most guarded view is that English has million second-language speakers.

But the United States, the gardener of the free world, has put down its trowel, opening the door for a new generation of illiberal leaders. Between and most of the states dropped German from their school curricula.

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All the while they absorbed from them whatever local terms seemed useful. Too often students have been told their Spanish is wrong, discouraging them from learning the language. Though the U. Dan Davidson, president of the American Councils for International Education, said the US had recently gone through a similar re-evaluation of language standards connected to university admissions — and ten new languages were now recognised for admission to American universities.

This allows these teachings to remain useful to students and help increase your eligibility for future careers. There are more people who use English as a second language than there are native speakers. However, as I grew older, I became increasingly concerned with learning my ancestral language.

Max J. As English impinges on the spaces occupied by other languages, so linguists are increasingly finding that they need to behave like environmentalists: instead of being scholars they have to become activists.

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A Illinois law making American, rather than English, the official language of that state was quietly amended in because Illinois residents continued to speak and teach English in defiance or ignorance of the statute.

The fate of immigrant languages has been to flower, then fade. English seems, increasingly, to be a second first language. Today, more than 45 million Americans declare their main ancestry as German, but only 1. Another challenge emerges when looking at the languages these students are learning, too.

Vincent recalled a recent news story in the UK about a school in Peterborough that was reported to be the first in the UK in which no child was a native speaker of English.

Internationally the desire to learn it is insatiable. Doesn't everyone speak English anyway?Oct 19,  · Another Illinois Senator, the late Paul Simon, in his book, The Tongue-Tied American, once called the United States a "linguistically malnourished" nation.

He said that almost 30 years ago. Our nation's appetite for learning a foreign language sadly still needs to be filled. MLA Statement on Language Learning and United States National Policy The Executive Council approved the following statement at its May meeting.

The MLA regards the learning of languages other than English as vital to an understanding of the world; such learning serves as a portal to the literatures, cultures, historical perspectives, and.

English as a second or foreign language is the use of English by speakers with different native languages. Language education for people learning English may be known as English as a second language (ESL), English as a foreign language (EFL), English as an additional language (EAL), or English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

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