Imagine how the 21st century will look. Our world will surely be in constant change, for we are facing
this pattern now. The predictions of the near future also depict an interconnected world, with global
travel and instant international communications. Right now, many U.S. businesses seek employees
proficient in both English and another language. Students who graduate with monocultural
perspectives will not be prepared to contribute to their societies, for cross-cultural contact is at an all-time high in human history as population mobility continues throughout the world (Cummins in Ovando and Collier, in press). Thus, majority and minority language students together must prepare for a constantly changing world.
- Two Languages Are Better Than One, Wayne P. Thomas and Virginia Collier