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Babel is Not a Curse: Embracing Second Languages

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Jean Harzic, former CEO of Alliance Francaise in Paris, speaks about the French language and cultural diversity. Learning a dozen languages, or even five or six, is beyond the reach of most of us. But if English and information technology are two tools that have become indispensable, learning a major language of communication and culture, whether it's French, Spanish, Portuguese, or German, helps to avoid a dangerous standardization: one language, one way of thinking.