A Failure to Communicate

Despite pressure from government and industry, universities do not produce enough graduates fluent in 'critical languages'

April 27, 2007 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Not quite three years ago Alaa Elgibali, a professor of Arabic and linguistics, was hired away from the American University in Cairo to transform the Arabic program at the University of Maryland's main campus here.

He has expanded enrollment to 185...

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