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Do Americans need more than one language? The situation of German as a foreign language and the support offered by the Goethe-Institut in the United States

Nearly half a million students attending schools, colleges, and universities in the United States are learning German as a foreign language. While this might sound like a lot, this figure is actually dropping even though it should be on the rise. Dr. Christoph Veldhues, Director of Language Programs for the Goethe-Institut in North America, explains the problems German faces as a subject and what is being done to strengthen its position. More
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