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Lead With Languages

Imagine waking up one day to a new reality. A world where English is only one of thousands of languages and 95% of Americans are left out the conversation. Realize that that day is today. In the world that we share 7 billion people, 75% don’t understand any English and the fastest growing economies across the globe are non-English speaking. How can we succeed?


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21st Century Skills Map

Learning other languages and understanding the culture of the people who speak them is a 21st Century skill that is vital to success in the global environment in which our students will live and work.

 


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Language Study in the Age of Globalization

Knowing another language enriches your personal life expands the range of professional opportunities open to you, and increases your power to act as a citizen of the world.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

"For a country to fortify and develop its culture, it must open its doors and windows wide to intellectual, scientific, and artistic currents. It must stimulate the free circulation of ideas - from wherever they may come - so that local tradition and experience are constantly put to the test; and so that they may be corrected, completed, and enriched by the traditions and experiences of those who share the miseries and wonders of the human adventure in other places, through different languages and circumstances."

Mario Vargas Llosa
2010 Nobel Prize in Literature