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Language Learning in the United States: How We're Doing
Americans do not study languages as much as many others--but there are some promising new trends developing. more
A high school student studies Chinese, a language spoken by one-fifth of the world's population.
Improving Students’ Capacity in Foreign Languages
Why foreign language instruction is important, and practical tips on how to build successful programs. more
Gary Locke with Chinese language learners from secondary schools throughout the city that are a part of Asia Society's International Studies School's Network or the Confucius Classrooms Network, on Dec. 17, 2012. (Anthony Jackson)

Gary Locke Advises Students: To Get a Job in 21st Century, Learn Chinese

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke sat down with students from Asia Society's International Studies School's Network to discuss what the future holds for them. more
Skills Map Shows Way to a Stronger Future
Watch a Congressional briefing on why this is. more
Language Funding in Jeopardy
Congress to decide fate of foreign language program funding for K-12 schools. Raise your voice! more
(Speaking in Tongues)
Your Brain on Languages
What research tells us about the benefits of language learning. more
Speaking in Tongues
Watch the PBS show and start talking issues. It will translate into a better future. more
Show your support for language education. (slowgogo/istockphoto)
Congressional Briefing on Languages
Business, national security, and education leaders make the case for language learning in K-12. more
Congress is working on funding more programs that lead to language fluency among Americans. (inhauscreative/istockphoto)
Language-Related Legislation in Congress
U.S. Congressman Rush Holt outlines legislation that supports greater language capacity in the United States. more
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (U.S. Department of Education)
Secretary Arne Duncan on Importance of Languages
See why Arne Duncan calls global learning--including language proficiency--this generation's moonshot. more