Far fewer Americans speak a second language than in most other developed countries – and the problem starts in the classroom.
Whether it's due to native language loss or unsupported high school curricula, the lack of bilingualism in the US is notable. Why can't more Americans speak another language? How should that change?
Everyone should learn another language.
Just speaking English isn’t going to cut it anymore.
The importance of speaking other languages in a post-Brexit world.
Director Asghar Farhadi wins the award for best screenplay at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Their critiques may be more gentle, their attacks more circumspect – but they are resonant nonetheless. And when filmmakers like Farhadi confront Trump, they're on familiar turf: They've seen his type back home.
Why learn a new language?
Language learning can make people more open to seeing a new way of doing things and develop a greater level of comfort with unfamiliar situations.
School pupils can learn far more about modern languages than just words with the support of mentoring.
A unique mentoring project has helped school pupils learn the cultural, professional and personal benefits of languages.
Calls for English to be dropped as one of the official languages of the EU are likely to fall on deaf ears.
While foreign language TV dramas are enjoying unprecedented success in the UK, foreign language films have seen a dramatic slump at the box office.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ (1563).
While translation technology has improved dramatically, there are some significant hurdles.