U.S. Foreign Language Deficit

Publisher: Springer International Publishing Release date: 2016-08-24
Points Needed: 17000


Description

This volume explores why Americans are among the least likely in the world to speak another language and how this U.S. foreign language deficit negatively impacts national and economic security, business and career prospects. Stein-Smith exposes how individuals are disadvantaged through their inability to effectively navigate the global workplace and multicultural communities, how their career options are limited by the foreign language deficit, and even how their ability to enjoy travel abroad and cultural pursuits is diminished. Through exploring the impact of the U.S. foreign language deficit, the author speaks to the stakeholders and partners in the campaign for foreign languages, offering guidance on what can and should be done to address it. She examines the next steps needed to develop specific career pathways that will meet the current and future needs of government, business, and industry, and empower foreign language learners through curriculum and career preparation.

Hide/show more

Additional Information

Genre: USA

Collection: Palgrave Macmillan

Type: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9783319341590

Additional Information

Genre: USA

Collection: Palgrave Macmillan

Type: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9783319341590

Other ebooks releases by Kathleen Stein-Smith
Loading... Please wait