Sutdents taking strides in froeign languages
More college students are studying foreign languages than ever before. In 2002 over 53% of the total language enrollments was Spanish. Enrollments in general have increased, including German and French. And 148 less commonly taught languages were being sutdies in 2002, compared with 137 in 1998, an 8% increase. Students recognize the importance of learning other languages as we become a more global society. In all, 1.4 million students took a foreign language course last fall at U.S. colleges and universities, the highest number ever recorded and a 17.9% increase since 1998. In comparison, ungraduate enrollment increased 7.5% in that period.