Time and resource allocation for language programs has been shrinking while the need for multilingualism only grows. It is critical that our students remain competitive on the global playing field. As the benefits of a multilingual society become clearer, parents insist that language learning is important for their children’s future success.
However, our current education system still lacks the resources to provide all children the opportunity to develop the skills that will prepare them to succeed in an interconnected world. Global competence and language skills are no longer just nice to have—they are essential.