America's Languages:Investing in America's Languages for the 21st Century
A report on the status and importance of language learning in the United States of America, pointing to the increased need to foster second language acquisition in American schools:
"While English continues to be the most commonly used language for world trade and diplomacy, there is an emerging consensus among leaders in business and government, teachers, and scientists that proficiency in English is not sufficient to meet the nation’s needs in a shrinking world. And parents are beginning to understand that there are real benefits to teaching their children a second or third language in addition to English: cognitive benefits, important habits of mind, and new and valuable perspectives on the world.”
An important report for language advocacy.