Re: Deeper issues

I don't really what to widen this issue of foreign language requirements
 but I wondering how many chemistry departments require foreign language
 fluency as part of the graduate program.  I myself am in a department
 that droped language requirement (I guess long ago).  Most of the I
 know hear have had languages either in high school or undergraduate
 and have totally forgotten them out of nonuse (this doesn't my friends
 from foreign countries who have learned many
 I agree that if educators what students to really learn a foreign language
 than it should be taught at the elementary school level.  Here in the
 us there is almost no incentative for anybody to really know a language
 well enough to communicate.