Education: Language Boom

>Texas starts Spanish lessons in the third grade, has just issued 75,000 free Spanish textbooks.

>Sixty-eight school systems reported to the Bureau of Education last week that enrollment in Spanish classes had doubled since September.

> In colleges, enrollment in French classes has dropped 23.5%, German 11%.

>Berlitz Schools (languages) have had a 60% enrollment increase in Spanish. French, which was 50% of Berlitz pre-war business, is now only 5%.

>Forty-eight U.S. colleges and universities now have courses in Portuguese.

The demand for Portuguese caught teachers napping. The American Council of Learned Societies...

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