European Day of Languages

Multilingualism in the U.S.—Do Americans need more than one language? Roundtable discussion celebrating the 2014 European Day of Languages

Bild_kleinThis insightful roundtable discussion celebrated this year’s European Day of Languages. Different views on multilingualism were presented and discussed from a U.S. and European perspective.
The panel was introduced by Dr. Christoph Veldhues, Director of Language Services for the Goethe-Institut in North America, and moderated by author and business correspondent for The Economist, Robert Lane Greene. It included Piet Van Avermaet, Center for Diversity and Learning at University of Ghent, Fabrice Jaumont, Embassy of France, Christopher Harwood, Slavic Department at Columbia University, Angelica Infante, NYS Education Department, Kim Potowski, Department of Hispanic Linguistics at University of Illinois Chicago, and Werner Sollors, Department of English at Harvard University.

This event was presented by the Goethe-Institut New York and co-sponsored by the Czech Center, Flanders House New York, French-Institute/Alliance Française and Instituto Cervantes.