Academic journal article Foreign Language Annals

Lost in Translation: Experts Hope to Educate Chicago on Other Languages

Academic journal article Foreign Language Annals

Lost in Translation: Experts Hope to Educate Chicago on Other Languages

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From "Lost in Translation: Experts hope to educate Chicago on other languages," ABC Channel 7, 5 p.m. newscast, 11/17/04.

"On the Magnificent Mile at Pearson Street in front of Water Tower Place the sights were typical but the sounds were very foreign. There are about 5,000 foreign language teachers here in Chicago for a convention. They come from all over the country. And they're trying to find out if most Chicagoans are One-lingual' or bilingual. As you know, most Chicagoans have trouble with English . . . and our second language is cheesehead. These teachers think we should expand our language horizons. 1We are out celebrating the earth's languages and kicking off The Year of Languages celebration. An opportunity for everyone to celebrate language learning and cultural education in the United States,' said Keith Cothrun, German teacher. That's easier said than learned. Face it! Foreign languages are called foreign for a reason . . . they're foreign to us. …

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