Invest in international programs and foreign language studies

Sunday, February 12, 2006

The business-led Committee for Economic Development released a report last week urging expanded investment in international programs and foreign language studies.

The CED warned of the business consequences of lagging performance in these areas. Read more.

According to the CED: "To compete successfully in the global marketplace, both U.S.-based multinational corporations as well as small businesses increasingly need employees with knowledge of foreign languages and cultures to market products to customers around the globe and to work effectively with foreign employees and partners in other countries."

You can download the report here.

Here is a good commentary from Minnesota on the type of collaborations that are needed to accelerate foreign language training. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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