Defense Department to pay for Foreign Language Classes

From story on NPR that aired on July14th: Howard University in Washington, D.C., is one institution where the Defense Department is paying for students to learn less-commonly taught languages, like Korean and Arabic. In this report, Steve Inskeep interviews Dr. James Davis, Director of Language Studies at Howard, as well as some of the high school aged students who participated in the program… and if I heard correctly, the students were paid a $1000 stipend to participate.

Apparently mission critical languages are worthy of mission critical support.

Barbara is a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at a small liberal arts college in Maine. Rumor has it this was also her alma mater. She used to work for a small liberal arts college in the cornfields of Ohio for 18 years as a teacher and language center director. Prior to these adventures in higher ed she taught high school Spanish and loved it. She wishes she had more time in her life to play with her dogs, write, read, swim, do yoga things and watch the Red Sox. Preferably not all at once, although that could be interesting. To see her online portfolio please click here!

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