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Foreign Language Learning in Iowa

In this Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe explores why learning a foreign language is important.  

Guests include Pam Wesely, Associate Professor of Foreign Language and ESL Education.  Wesely is also President-elect of the Iowa World Language Association.  She says that learning a foreign language is important. 

"It's important for people—not just to get into college, but also for life, and for jobs, and for being a global citizen."

Other guests are Professor of Spanish and Chair of Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University Chad Gasta, Spanish teacher at Pella Christian High School and President of Iowa World Language Association Jason Noble, and Associate Professor of English as a Second Language at DMACC Katie Menec.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa