"How does language learning influence economic growth, cultural diplomacy, the productivity of future generations, and the fulfillment of all Americans?" Check out the full report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Listen to Suzette Grillot's conversation with University of Oklahoma German literature professor Bob Lemon and Oregon State University German culture scholar Sebastian Heiduschke.
A bill in the Oregon Legislature would allow computer coding classes to be counted toward foreign language requirements for public school students.
In Portland, Ore., some residents are celebrating Yennayer, the Berber New Year. It's a holiday that's not traditionally a big deal, but it's an opportunity to celebrate Berber culture, which hasn't always been easy to do.
Evidence suggests that learning a second language can be the key to success, from increased cognitive function to better grades to successful careers.