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Columnist Calls Language Learning Useless

In a recent column for the Washington Post, Why Waste Time on a Foreign Language?, Jay Mathews argues that “based on what actually happens in high schools, learning a foreign language often is a waste of time.”

Language Magazine staffer Kate Sommers-Dawes has responded in her own letter to the editor.
Click here to read her response (registration may be required).

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