In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, a student reads a textbook in Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif.
Students in the humanities are struggling with how to learn and study new languages, and textbooks are among the first areas to face the challenges, according to a survey released Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) — Spanish textbooks are one of the first fields to be hit by an influx of international students.
Some colleges, universities and even businesses are scrambling to adapt to a new market where students from abroad flock to teach classes in foreign languages, often taking on additional foreign language classes as they graduate.
The AP surveyed more than 400 people who work in higher education and who worked in the field for more than two years.
The survey was conducted by the Association for the Advancement of Science, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Clara, California.
The association’s chief executive, Dr. Robert P. Cogan, said it’s a difficult job and the AP found students were reluctant to share their opinions.
“We want to make sure students are learning and applying what they’re learning in the classroom,” he said.
“They don’t want to be taught by someone who has a different viewpoint.”
A new textbook by Stanford University has been under fire in recent weeks after the school’s website showed a video showing students using it in class to mock Mexican-American protesters.
In an email to the AP, the university said the video was meant to be educational, and that it’s working to remove it from its site.
The website, which was not included in the survey, has since been taken down.
The Associated Press is not naming the college that conducted the survey because of privacy laws.
Cogans group said it has asked schools and universities to revise their materials and have made changes to how they teach their students.
“It’s a tough business to be in,” Cogan said.
The new edition of the new edition will include a new section called “Why do we need to know Spanish?”
It’s a question students have been asking for years, Cogan told the AP.
The first edition of “The Art of Spanish” is based on an old textbook by German-American scholar Edward Gibbon.
The book is now being revised to incorporate new materials.
The changes include a more rigorous reading and writing program, with more emphasis on Spanish.
A revised edition of Cogan’s book, “Why Do We Need to Know Spanish?” is being reissued in May.
The college has had difficulty getting international students to come to campus, because the work isn’t done for them in Spanish.
COGANS’ OWN STUDENTS Coganos group has been working to get more foreign students on campus.
It began offering Spanish courses online in 2015, but the first semester was full.
“When we started offering this online course, we didn’t have much of a marketing presence.
We were pretty small in terms of the number of students that were enrolled,” said Cogan.
But Cogan says it’s been changing as the work has grown and the demand has grown.
“There’s a lot more interest in Spanish courses these days,” he told the Associated Press.
He said the organization is planning to expand the online course and hire more teachers in the coming months.
The group’s website also shows videos of students in English, including the University at Buffalo students who were suspended after a student said they were told they could not use the word “nigger.”
Students say the videos were meant to show their lack of understanding of what it means to be black.
They say they were taught a different way of thinking about the word by the instructor and said they didn’t get to know the history behind it, which they believe to be racist.
A video of students from Cornell University’s College of Liberal Arts speaking Spanish has also been taken offline because of the controversy.
Cogs group is asking the College of Letters and Science, which oversees the university’s English department, to review its policies regarding international students and to consider whether to add more English classes, including a new program for students who are bilingual.
The College of Arts and Sciences has not responded to the group’s request for comment.
Coggans group says it is not taking any action against the Cornell students, who were all students from Mexico.
“What we are asking the college is that we allow them to continue to use the English program and we do not take any action on the Cornell student,” he wrote.
Cornell, a public university in New York, has been among the leaders in offering international classes for years.
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The union said the deal gives tax breaks to corporations and doesn’t include any new investments in public education.
The National Education Association said the