I came across this blog post recently examining the results from the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher and it makes for depressing reading. We are increasingly living in a multi-lingual world, but we are doing little to invest in that future. In fact, quite the opposite, we are divesting from the programs we already have in place. At high school level 25% of teachers report cuts or elimination of language programs.
So what can you do about it? Write to your elected representative and let them know that we’re short-changing our collective future by not investing in our children’s education today.
Here at Lingo Jingo we want to do our part; we are passionate about making language learning accessible to everyone, and providing a platform that language teachers can use to put together fun, engaging courses. We believe that technology should not replace teachers; we believe that technology should help teachers engage their students and understand how well they are learning. More on what we are doing there in future posts.