Languages

Impediments to U.S. Push on Languages

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Experts tell Senate panel that funding for foreign language study must grow and that emphasis on K-12 testing limits curricular innovation.

Languages Without Language Faculty

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Foundation's embrace of Drake's unusual approach raises question: Are there better ways to learn Spanish than with a Spanish professor?

New Approach to International Education

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Major improvements sought in federal programs to promote foreign languages and area studies.

MLA Grades Spellings Commission

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Panel faulted for ignoring humanities, urged to shun No Child Left Behind model, and praised for talking about standards.

Language Push for ROTC Students

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

Getting Rid of Expertise

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

Broader Vision for Languages

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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?

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

Overcoming Language Anxiety

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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

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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.

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