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Language Career Day Kit
Transcript of Language Career Day Kit
it turns out, makes you smarter"
The History of Bilingualism in the US
Guess which language?
Condoleezza Rice speaks Russian
ISE hopes that the language that you will learn will help enhance your career!
-Body builder and Govenor of California from 2003-2011
Она говорит по русски.
(She speaks Russian.)
speaks fluent French
spoke Spanish, French, Dutch and Italian
To promote lifelong language learning and help students understand the practical long-term benefits of language acquisition
a lifelong skill
Be a Citizen of the World
Are we prepared for the jobs of the FUTURE?
What are my options?
Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to increase 42 percent by 2020
Foreign Language teacher
About 25 percent of elementary schools and 30 percent of middle schools report a shortage of qualified foreign language teachers.
The travel industry is projected to grow by 35% over the next five years
Which Will You Choose?
The California constitution was rewritten: "All laws of the State of California, and all official writings, and the executive, legislative, and judicial proceedings shall be conducted, preserved, and published in no other than the English language."
After the Spanish-American War, English was declared "the official language of the school room" in Puerto Rico. In the same way, English was declared the official language in the Philippines, after the Philippine-American War.
"We have room for but one language in this country, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house."
In 2011-2012, only 1,376American high-school students studied abroad for a semester or year.
Only one in five K-12 public school students currently studies a foreign language
Every year, about 30,000 high school students from around the world come to study in the United States.
Nearly 30 percent of the U.S. economy is now wrapped up in international trade, and half of U.S. growth since 2009 has come from exports.
The fastest-growing economies in the world are not English speaking
The most promising export sector for the United States is business services, which often requires face-to-face interactions with foreign customers: “Future U.S. growth will increasingly depend on selling U.S. goods and services to foreign consumers who do not necessarily speak English.” -Brad Jensen, Georgetown University
"English Only" Movement
speaks Hebrew, German, Japanese, and Spanish
Communicate across cultures
Letter to President of the American
Defense Society, January 3, 1919
Exchange visitor program
Council for Standards on International Educational Travel
17 May 2012
Better focus in confusing situations
Cognitive Advantages of Bilingualism
Dana Foundation for brain research
-Journal of Neuroscience
"Bilingualism Delays Onset of Alzheimer's Symptoms"
-Science Daily, Oct 2011
"lifelong bilingualism offsets age-related declines in the neural efficiency for cognitive control processes"
Video courtesy Mary Reisner
From The Council on Foreign Relations
Renewing America: Ideas and initiatives for rebuilding American economic strength, June 2012
America's Foreign Language Deficit
Only 18% of Americans report speaking a language other than English, while 53% of Europeans (and increasing numbers in other parts of the world) can converse in a second language
Forbes, "America's Foreign Language Deficit"
Forbes, August 2012
William P. Rivers, Ph.D.
Joint National Committee for Languages – National Council for Language and International Studies
Chair, ASTM F43 Committee on Language Services and Products
"The Halo Effect"
video courtesy Mary Reisner
"Need for Language Training Across Disciplines"
video courtesy Mary Reisner
Intercultural Student Experiences
Students & Language
Benefits of bilingualism