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This paper reports on a study of 481 American university students’ current and
desired foreign language ability as well as their opinions about the necessity of foreign language fluency in the United States. The study found that although almost half of the American university students did not speak a foreign language, an overwhelming majority would like to be able to speak one or more foreign languages. Employment considerations, personal growth(for example, traveling, learning more about one’s heritage), and economic and social opportunities(for example, greater chances for communication)were given as motivating factors for learning another language. The study also found that students were almost equally divided about the necessity of foreign language fluency for both the American public and American university graduates.
Journal Title
Studies in language and culture : memoirs of the Faculty of Law and Literature
Volume
35
Start Page
107
End Page
126
ISSN
13423533
Published Date
2013-10-30
NCID
AA11147571
Publisher
島根大学法文学部
NII Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Format
PDF
Text Version
出版社版
Gyoseki ID
e19420
OAI-PMH Set
Faculty of Law and Literature
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