The Case for Connecting Foreign and Heritage Language Education

5:00 - 7:00pm
Presented at: Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) 2012

A comparison of foreign language public and private school data with census data indicates a mismatch between what is taught in schools and the heritage languages spoken in the U.S. This presentation analyzes this mismatch and addresses how federal and K-12 connections as well as innovative two-way immersion schools can overcome the challenge to advance language teaching in the U.S.