Jane Smith argues that languages must be a fundamental component in educating Mainers for the global society of the twenty-first century. The article provides a brief overview of the state of world language education in Maine’s K–12 schools and post-secondary institutions and offers suggestions for steps we can take to increase the number of proficient speakers of other languages.
Smith, Jane. "A Role for World Languages in Improving Maine’s Economic Climate." Maine Policy Review 24.1 (2015) : 152 -158, http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol24/iss1/42.