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We envision an America

…where it’s just normal to be bilingual, and where most people are.

…more capable of listening to people outside of our borders—in their native languages—and connecting with them at a deeper level.

…where monolingualism, like illiteracy in the 19th and 20th centuries, is viewed as something to be reduced and eventually eliminated.

…where universal bilingualism and biliteracy is the next step in the long arc of American educational attainment.

44. Africa’s Relaxed Multilingualism

44. Africa's Relaxed Multilingualism In the west African country of Cameroon, it’s not unusual for youngsters playing a neighborhood game of soccer to encounter different languages among their friends. And throughout Africa, it’s not uncommon for people to speak three languages—even if they don’t write or read all three. How do they do it? And [...]

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