"Why Americans are Not Bilingual", a Faculty Lecture at University College at Rockland Monday March 3 at Noon
The United States of America is still being referred to as a nation of second-language illiterates, as linguistically malnourished, as in essence a monolingual nation. Approximately 82% of Americans are monolingual and only 9% of Americans who speak a second language are highly proficient. In comparison, 50% of Europeans speak a second language fluently. Why, despite several educational reforms in an era of globalization, is second-language instruction not a priority as it is in other nations around the world? This presentation seeks an answer with a review of research regarding native English speakers and their exposure to second-language instruction.
Please join Adjunct Professor of Spanish, Yarissa Ortiz-Vidal at University College at Rockland on Monday, March 3 from noon to 1:00PM for this provocative discussion. This session is free and open to the public.