I liked this article: The Future of Language
Thank you Luis, not only for a great article but for a great website that does great things for great people all around the world :)
I have never in my life believed anything the Washington Post has published, but still an interesting article. However, I draw different conclusions from it. There are a lot more factors to consider when choosing a language to learn.
It's relative. Let's say you live in Germany and want to learn a language spoken a lot in your country. Turkish would be a good option, but it wouldn't be the same case in America. It all depends on why you want to learn a language then you have to go from there.
This is a very helpful article, helping me choose the right languages to focus on. Thank you!
> The number of American students who learned a language other than English decreased by about 100,000 between 2009 and 2013
According to the Modern Language Association (MLA) "The study of enrollments in college foreign language classes found that 1.4 million students studied a language other than English, the highest number ever recorded and a 18 percent increase from 1998."