Learning another language enriches our lives and prepares us to meaningfully interact with our neighbors both at home and abroad. In addition to being in the public and national interest because of positive economic effects, knowledge of other languages increases intellectual abilities and provides avenues for understanding other cultures. Improved language competencies enable nations to enact more effective trade policies, expand international business opportunities, and conduct diplomacy. In addition, acquiring other languages allows people to access and interpret ideas from around the world, leading to the development of truly global citizens.
Please read the 2014 Report on the State of Global Learning in Indiana Schools to learn more about world language enrollment, cross-cultural exchanges and global learning integration in Indiana.