January 2006, President Bush launched a new initiative
to promote foreign language teaching in American schools,
from kindergarten on up, especially languages considered
"politically and strategically important". The president
announced a $114 million initiative to fund the study
of languages in Washington, D.C., such as Arabic,
Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Farsi, Urdu and others.
president said it is a way of reaching out to other
cultures. "Learning somebody else's language is a
kind gesture," he said. "It's a gesture of interest.
It really is a fundamental way to reach out to somebody
and say, I care about you." The initiative envisions
starting up some new programs and expanding existing
ones. The goal is targeted language training, beginning
in kindergarten through university and into the workplace.
is currently recruiting world language teachers for
U.S. K-12 schools. Please visit the following links
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