Since the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its leaders and members have been commanded and encouraged to learn foreign languages. With the gift of tongues and diligent effort Latter-day Saints have made great progress in the last 152 years in meeting the challenge of learning and teaching languages. This paper is an attempt to compile what has been done by Church members, programs, and organizations to promote language in a world where international communication is increasingly important. It will also be a resource for the LDS Church, the Missionary Training Center, Brigham Young University, and other interested scholars or Church members.
College and Department
Humanities; Linguistics and English Language
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hallen, Cynthia L., "LDS Language Teaching and Learning: Highlights from 1830 to 1982" (1982). Theses and Dissertations. 4745.
Languages, Modern, Study, teaching, Brigham Young University, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionaries, Training