Learning a second language is not necessarily required or expected of students in America -- but virtually everywhere else in the world, it is. What factors determine what second languages Americans choose to learn?
Rosemary Feal, executive director of the Modern Language Association
Michael Long, professor of Second Language Acquisition, and Director of the University of Maryland's School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Richard Brecht, executive director of the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language