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On The Point, we discuss the benefits and value of High School foreign language and exchange programs. Before the pandemic, foreign language classes in K-12 and higher Ed were in decline in the US. And about 20 percent of Americans studied a second language in schools, compared with 95 percent of European students.
Our guests on the program are:
Dr. Kathleen Stein Smith, language educator and advocate, and Chair of the American Association of Teachers of French Commission on Advocacy.
Ellen Dill, French teacher and World Language Chair at Nauset High School
Cody Small, Spanish teacher and Department Head of World Languages at Barnstable High School
Pat DiPillo, World Language Department Chair for grades 7-12 at Falmouth Public Schools
Mindy Todd hosts.

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of <i>The Point</i> on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 40 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.