Access to more than one language allows us to interrogate fixed, singular understandings of the world. It opens us to meanings, values, and ways of being. It gives us choices with consequences beyond where we can travel or what careers we can pursue. In a moment beset by fixed notions of the world — often with heartbreaking consequences — digital language learning offers something beyond translation. It offers us a means of intervention and access to more than one possible world and to more than one version of ourselves.
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