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Why Global Languages Matter More Now Than 10 Years Ago: A Virtual Conversation with Steve Leveen, Author of America’s Bilingual Century

October 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Who knows better than educators how strong the push for STEM has been? But in the global economy and environment that are here to stay, today’s college students need to embrace more than STEM to fully blossom.

Steve Leveen, the author of America’s Bilingual Century: How Americans Are Giving the Gift of Bilingualism to Themselves, Their Loved Ones, and Their Country, spent 12 years researching bilingualism in America, including fellowship years at both Harvard and Stanford, and uncovered some key reasons why teaching global languages is increasingly important.

In his presentation, Steve will address:

  • The true role of technology in language learning, and the limits that the tech community is the first to acknowledge
  • Why the myth that “the whole world speaks English” does a disservice to the generation coming up
  • How the 2020 US Census, a bellwether for the decade ahead, demonstrates the growing relevance for knowing another language in addition to English
  • How America’s new era of non-interventionism will intensify the value of American bilingual speakers

Register Here: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lfuiqpzwsGNDXuAQqDo8Y5XXJ23BZ_IcK

Details

Date:
October 14, 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://languageinstitute.wisc.edu/americas-bilingual-century/

Venue

Online

Organizer

Language Institute
Phone:
(608) 890-4585
Email:
contact@languageinstitute.wisc.edu
Website:
https://languageinstitute.wisc.edu/