Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Annotation # 5

Our gloabal success depends on language<>

Nowadays the Internet erods geographical boundaries and our world shrinks, the ability to speak another language is no longer a plus on the resume, it is a necessity. Many U.S. companies also understand that a multilingual workforce is the only way they can compete abroad, so they send employees to language schools. English still seems to as the "language of opportunity" which may explain why some of Americans thinksit is not important to learn another language than English.President Bush"s bipartisan commisssion reported that if we want to be globally competent, we need to start by having more college students study abroad. The Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program's goal is 1 million students studying abroad by 2017.

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