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Second language skills for all? : analyzing a proposed language requirement for U.S. Air Force officers /

Chaitra M. Hardison [and others].

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Names: Hardison, Chaitra M.
Published: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2012.
Series: Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-1189-AF.
Topics: Second language acquisition. | Communicative competence - United States. | EDUCATION - Multicultural Education. | United States. Air Force - Officers - Training of.
Regions: United States.
Genres: Electronic books.
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Increasing the language proficiency of incoming Air Force officers -- RAND's study -- Organization of the report -- Background on adult language learning -- Measuring language proficiency -- Categories of difficulty -- The supply of language expertise -- Individual differences among language learners -- Educational programs designed to achieve high levels of proficiency -- After language learning: attrition and maintenance -- Implications -- Survey of Air Force officers -- Survey sample -- Survey content -- Survey results -- Language skills among Air Force officers -- Language learning experiences -- Relationships between language skills and other desirable outcomes -- Mandatory proficiency policies -- Incentives and disincentives for learning a second language -- Open-ended responses -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- Immediate next steps -- Closing comment -- A. Descriptions of the ILR proficiency levels -- B. List of language flagship programs -- Screenshots of the survey -- Language courses at ROTC detachments -- E. Additional details on "other" and open-ended responses.

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