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Foreign language as a global competency, foreign language learning, multilingualism, foreign language advocacy

Biography: 

Kathleen Stein-Smith, PhD, Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques, is a dedicated foreign language educator and advocate.
She is Chair of the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) Commission on Advocacy and a member of the ATA Education and Pedagogy Committee. She is also active in foreign language education associations, including the NECTFL Advisory Council, CSCTFL Advisory Council, and as a SCOLT sponsor.
She has presented at numerous professional conferences at the state, regional, and national level, is the author of four books and numerous articles about the foreign language deficit, has given a TEDx talk on The U.S. foreign language deficit, has been interviewed by press and radio, and maintains a blog, "Language Matters.

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