Caitlin Cornell joins the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) as its new Assistant Director on June 1, 2020. Caitlin earned her MA in Linguistics with a specialization in TESOL…
Alexa Delon is a freshman at Michigan State University studying in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities with a minor in Korean. Language and culture aren’t just the majors she chose to study; they’re central to her identity and the reason she chose to attend MSU in the first place.
It’s no secret that Americans place very little importance on foreign language learning in comparison to other countries. Whether or not this is a problem for our country comes with different answers, depending on who you talk to.
When I asked Alaunie how her college experience would be different if she hadn’t learned a second language, she paused for a second before giving a little laugh, as if to indicate the absurdity of the thought. “It’d be so sad!”