Rosalyn Kaplan (B.A., University of Chicago) is a Research Assistant at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. She has had a year of graduate study in the Sociology Department at the University of Chicago. She has recently completed work on a five-year follow-up study of alumni women scholars with special emphasis on the career and family plans and commitments of these women.
Language Study of National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1968 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 51–53, October 1968
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Kaplan, R. (1968), Language Study of National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. Foreign Language Annals, 2: 51–53. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1968.tb00284.x
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ABSTRACT: A survey of the language courses taken in high school by National Merit Semifinalists indicates that French and Latin are the languages most frequently studied by these talented students. A majority of students studied more than one language and generally studied these for more than two years. The “brighter” the student, the more languages and number of years studied. The higher the academic quality of the high school, the more languages studied and these for a greater length of time. Girls study more years of languages and a greater number of different languages than do boys.