President's Message

President's Message For as long as I can remember throughout my career as a language educator, I have had to justify to parents, community groups, governing boards, and school and university administrators why languages should be learned and taught. I have had to actively recruit students and communicate to administrators, parents, and students the multiple cognitive, social, health, economic, and professional benefits of knowing a second or third language. Although the positive impact of language learning has increasingly become evident and publicized, and research into language acquisition has informed more effective instructional practices, too often language study is still not recognized as an essential part of an education curriculum. A look back at language teaching and learning in the last 50 years suggests that making the general public aware of the importance of knowing a second or third language and its vital contribution to the well‐being of a peaceful, global society has been and continues to be critical. With increased globalization, migration, and immigration, the power of language has emerged as a crucial venue that connects us with others who have differing worldviews and to embrace differences and negotiate and mediate areas of potential conflict. Equipped with language, we go beyond http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Foreign Language Annals Wiley

President's Message

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/president-s-message-V2Dy09EmoE
Publisher
Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
Copyright
© 2018 by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
ISSN
0015-718X
eISSN
1944-9720
D.O.I.
10.1111/flan.12330
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

For as long as I can remember throughout my career as a language educator, I have had to justify to parents, community groups, governing boards, and school and university administrators why languages should be learned and taught. I have had to actively recruit students and communicate to administrators, parents, and students the multiple cognitive, social, health, economic, and professional benefits of knowing a second or third language. Although the positive impact of language learning has increasingly become evident and publicized, and research into language acquisition has informed more effective instructional practices, too often language study is still not recognized as an essential part of an education curriculum. A look back at language teaching and learning in the last 50 years suggests that making the general public aware of the importance of knowing a second or third language and its vital contribution to the well‐being of a peaceful, global society has been and continues to be critical. With increased globalization, migration, and immigration, the power of language has emerged as a crucial venue that connects us with others who have differing worldviews and to embrace differences and negotiate and mediate areas of potential conflict. Equipped with language, we go beyond

Journal

Foreign Language AnnalsWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed
Create lists to
organize your research
Export lists, citations
Read DeepDyve articles
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off