Languages

Language Push for ROTC Students

In new part of controversial effort, Pentagon selects 4 universities to train future officers in Arabic and other "strategic" languages.

Getting Rid of Expertise

Why is Education Department replacing respected head of international efforts with someone inexperienced in the field?

Broader Vision for Languages

MLA issues call to reform the undergraduate major, moving it beyond literary study and rethinking the traditional division of labor in teaching.

So What Did You Learn in London?

International educators stress the need for more research on which characteristics of study abroad programs promote student learning.

Overcoming Language Anxiety

Learning a new tongue isn't easy, but some research suggests that a specific anxiety could be slowing students down.

A Different View of the Middle East

Scholars who don't like direction of the field form new group, vowing not to be politicized. Others say the founders are exactly those who have politicized the discipline.

More Students, More Languages

New Modern Language Association survey finds dramatic increases in study of Arabic, Chinese, and less commonly taught languages like Persian, while enrollments also climbed in the staples.

Hype vs. Reality in Arabic Enrollment Boom

While numbers are up, instructors are in short supply, raising questions about the quality of instruction and viability of moving students to advanced levels.

Fewer English Jobs, More Language Jobs

As MLA convention approaches and interviews loom, a mixed picture emerges for key humanities disciplines.

Transition to Bilingualism

New Fairleigh Dickinson U. program doesn't require Korean students to excel in ESL before earning credits toward their degrees.

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