Foreign Languages

Published: March 5, 2018
Photo courtesy of Pesky Library

It’s National Foreign Language Week, a time when American high schools, colleges, and universities celebrate and recognize the importance of learning languages other than English. For some, the goal of learning a new language is to satisfy a grade in school. But for the essayists below, learning other languages changed their world.

  1. Yankee Go Home
  2. Urdu—A Key to Another World
  3. The Magic in Letters
  4. Saying Thank You
  5. It’s a Small World
  6. I Believe in Sesame Street