Last March, Katie Wilson, a student at Tullahoma High School, was allowed by the Board of Education to undergo a particular enrollment program that will allow her to take Japanese language courses online. Tullahoma High School has found a solution to its problems on the Internet: it is now allowing the students to take online language courses to make up for the lack of these in the curriculum.
After severe difficulties getting qualified professors and stirring up interest on the part of the students to take up languages other than Spanish, Tullahoma High School has had to stop offering courses in French and Latin as they used to. The educational void is currently being filled with language courses online.
The fact that there are not enough language teachers to fill the positions needed in the American educational system, speaks of the country’s population’s lack of interest, in general, in foreign languages and their study at a university level. Online courses are certainly an efficient solution to solve the current deficit by making the study of languages still an option for those who are interested. This is mainly an excellent example of the Internet being used as an empowerment tool aiding education and students.