Laurie Arnston

Laurie Arnston

Laurie Arnston is an associate director at the American Council on Education in Washington, DC, and a former English instructor.

She has taught English as a Second Language, English Composition, Business English, and American Literature at Northern Virginia Community College, Calhoun Community College, and Louisiana State University.

A native of Alabama who currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia, she has a B.A. and M.A. in English and History.

Second Language - Basics for Beginners and Beyond

It has never been more important or easier to learn a second language (L2)—or a third or a fourth. Globalization has linked people and economies together as never before, making the ability to communicate in different languages and settings both a key to success in business and vital to global citizenship. Command of another language is a highly marketable skill that will open the door to a wide range of professional opportunities.