Tongue Tied

Erard, Michael
October 2005
New Republic;10/24/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 17, p14
Mentions the lack of certified Chinese language teachers in the United States, as well as shortages of language workers who are needed in surveillance and military operations, the court system, and hospitals. Details of the bill introduced by Hawaii Senator Daniel Akaka to create a national foreign language council which will be run by a czar; The czar's purpose, powers and budget; Idea that foreign languages should be taught in the United States with an emphasis on their economic, rather than cultural, perspective.


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