US Department of State: Launch of Website on Federally Funded Language Programs

Washingtion, DC (STL.News) The US Department Of State released the following statement:

The United States is ramping-up study in Mandarin, Russian, Arabic, Farsi, Hindi and more than 100 other languages.  This effort will help the U.S. meet national security challenges, make our diplomacy more effective, and ensure our economic prosperity by helping Americans improve their critical language skills.  To make it easier to navigate the many opportunities available, the U.S. Department of State has launched a new website: Languages.State.Gov.

With this new online resource, the Trump Administration is further developing a new generation of critical language speakers.  The website provides a resource for Americans seeking to learn a foreign language by serving as a one-stop platform for U.S. government language programs.  Americans can visit Languages.State.Gov to take a quiz to identify language programs that fit their goals and explore U.S. government scholarships and other resources.  The website will categorize the language programs offered by the U.S. government by several criteria, including course length, location, and audience.

Enhancing the ability of Americans to study critical languages helps the United States meet national security goals.  It also helps ensure our economic prosperity by equipping Americans with the linguistic and cultural skills they need to compete in the global economy.

Interested members of the American public are encouraged to take the first step towards learning a new language by visiting Languages.State.Gov.  Follow @ECA_AS and @ECAatState on Twitter for additional language and study abroad content.

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