American Academy of Arts & Science Commission on Language Learning
In support of its recent report, America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently released a call-to-action signed by 37 individuals and over 150 organizations who urge greater support for languages in order to maintain and enhance American global leadership. The report recommends that the U.S. provide access to languages for all age groups, prepare more language teachers, promote public-private partnerships in language education, support heritage and indigenous language communities, and encourage international learning experiences. The American Academy will continue to collect endorsements for “Bridging America’s Language Gap” and will update the document periodically. For more information, view the call-to-action and The America’s Languages report. To join the effort, contact John Tessitore, American Academy senior program advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.