Foreign Language Course Offerings Dropped 5.3 Percent In 3 Years At US Universities While Enrollment Fell 9.2 Percent

The "Modern Language Association" reports that foreign language offerings at universities in the US fell by 5.3 percent between 2013 and 2016 while enrollment in foreign language classes fell by nearly 10 percent over the same period (archived). The French and Spanish languages saw the largest cuts with offerings declining more than 10 percent while growth occured only in American Sign Language, "Biblical Hebrew", and the Korean.

Why would the "multicultural" environment promoted by these same universities need more than one language?

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