Kathleen Stein-Smith

As a dedicated foreign language educator and advocate, Kathleen Stein-Smith is the author of three books and numerous articles about the United States’ foreign language deficit. Her TEDx talk, The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit—”What It Is; Why It Matters; and What We Can Do about It” has been viewed thousands of times, and her blog, “Language Matters.” attracts countless visitors each year.

Dr. Stein-Smith is also Chair of the American Association of Teachers of French) Commission on Advocacy. She is a member of the American Translators Association Education and Pedagogy Committee, the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Advisory Council, the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Advisory Council, and is a Southern Conference on Language Teaching Sponsor. She also serves as French Language Facilitator at Many Languages One World. She is associate university librarian and adjunct faculty in foreign languages and related areas at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She received the French Government’s medal of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques.

Kathy lives in Bergenfield, New Jersey

Books by Kathleen Stein-Smith

Two-Tongued Teaching & Learning (coming soon)