Mellon Foundation Supports Commission on Language Learning

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Mellon Foundation Supports Commission on Language Learning

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has released a report that suggests a diminishing share of United States residents speak languages other than English, a trend that could have important consequences for business, international affairs, and intellectual exchange.

The Commission on Language Learning, responds to a request from a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Members of Congress. It is composed of national leaders in education, scientific and humanistic research, business, and government.

Its final report will recommend a range of options for improving—and making more widely available—a set of educational approaches, services, and technological innovations to strengthen language learning in the U.S.

Support for the Commission is provided by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, and resources from the Academy's New Initiatives Fund...

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