Education: Second Language

The U. S. people are a one-language people. Unlike Europeans, many of whom are bilingual by second nature, most good Americans speak nothing but bad English. In school, they study foreign languages for "mental discipline," usually finish their course better able to decline a French verb than to use it. But lately many signs have appeared that World War II may modify U. S. language habits.

Most sensitive U. S. linguistic barometer is the Berlitz School of Languages, which runs schools in nine big cities. It is patronized mostly by tourists, businessmen with foreign connections, U. S. military and diplomatic attaches, claims...

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