America's Languages, the final report of the American Academy's Commission on Language Learning, provided the context for the new Department of Education international strategy, as outlined in Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement, unveiled today. The Academy report is cited as a justification for increasing resources for the development of global competencies. First Idea worked … Continue reading Academy Language Report Now National Policy
Americans Are Losing Out Because So Few Speak a Second Language
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, a signatory of the American Academy call-to-action, Bridging America's Language Gap, calls for improved language education in an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Power of Third-Party Validation
First Idea helped organize this call-to-action as a strategic tool for teachers, translators, proprietors and publishers to use on the own behalf. The lesson: sometimes the best case you can make for yourself is to let your supporters speak for you.
Language Learning and National Security
Language Learning and National Security An op-ed in Inside Higher Ed by Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, drafted as part of the campaign to support America's Languages, the report of the American Academy's Commission on Language Learning.