BY Kathleen Stein-Smith, The Conversation.
Half of the world population is bilingual, but only 25% of Amer icans can hold a conversation in another language. Changing that is one of the goals of language advocacy efforts, such as the Lead with Languages campaign. As the author of a book on what I refer to as America’s language deficit, here are what I see as seven of the best reasons for America’s young to speak a language besides English. READ MORE HERE.