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Celeste Kinginger named American Language Fellow

Professor Celeste Kinginger has accepted the nomination to serve through April 2021 as an American Language Fellow working on the implementation of recommendations by the Commission on Language Learning of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014, at the behest of a bipartisan group of members of Congress, the Academy constituted the Commission on Language Learning to investigate the state of language education in the United States. The Commission issued two reports, one in 2016, entitled “The State of Languages in the US: A Statistical Portrait,” and a second in 2017, entitled “America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century.”  The latter document included a series of recommendations and distinguished language scholars and educators from across the nation have been invited to advance and solidify these recommendations.