MLA issues call to reform the undergraduate major, moving it beyond literary study and rethinking the traditional division of labor in teaching.
International educators stress the need for more research on which characteristics of study abroad programs promote student learning.
Learning a new tongue isn't easy, but some research suggests that a specific anxiety could be slowing students down.
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.
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.
While numbers are up, instructors are in short supply, raising questions about the quality of instruction and viability of moving students to advanced levels.
As MLA convention approaches and interviews loom, a mixed picture emerges for key humanities disciplines.
New Fairleigh Dickinson U. program doesn't require Korean students to excel in ESL before earning credits toward their degrees.
Scholars are outraged by Southern Cal's decision to eliminate department. Do European languages need to be cut to make more room for Arabic and Chinese?
As interest in ASL and overseas study grows, new programs offer the opportunity to study foreign sign language and deaf culture abroad.
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