Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Languages & STEM

According to a position paper put out recently by the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Language and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS):

"...it must be said that the work of traditional STEM enterprises – research, development, engineering, and so forth – is now inevitably global. Scientific advances hardly occur in one country or market alone anymore. Multilingual communication is intrinsic to today’s scientific progress, which means the language industry is fundamental to furthering every aspect of STEM professions in a way it has never been before. As the U.S. supports and promotes STEM, it is therefore vital that the language enterprise be included in that undertaking."

To read the full paper, please click here.

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