Is Fluency the Goal of Language Learning?

May 6, 2015 | The Hill: Congress Blog

The benefits of language learning extend beyond acquiring fluency, writes Gretchen Busl, an assistant professor of English at the Texas Woman's University. Such learning also helps develop soft skills needed for employment. "Even limited exposure to new languages in structured coursework promotes desirable attributes like creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving," she writes.

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