The America’s Languages Initiative and its Working Group consider language education within the larger content of what we call the “Language Enterprise,” which is reflected in the makeup of the WG and the content of the Portal.
Six distinct sectors constitute the “Language Enterprise and represent the supply and demand market forces for languages in this country: Academe, Government, Business, Native American, Heritage, and NGO. Each sector has a distinct stakeholder role to play in providing the language expertise the country needs and/or in requiring this expertise to accomplish its mission.
These sectors together represent the Language Enterprise, the broad range of stakeholders in language supply and demand consisting of leaders, managers, educators, parents and learners. See more.