chapter  1
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Language, Communication, and Education

Learning an additional language is a complex endeavor and many policy guidelines exist to help teachers and learners understand the goals of language education. Consider the following excerpts taken from the websites of key professional associations dedicated to language education within the United States. How do these excerpts portray language and communication? What aspects of language and communication do they emphasize? What do they omit? What space do these statements provide for humorous or playful engagement with the language of instruction?