More Students Study Foreign Languages

It is apparently becoming more popular to speak another language.

A new study finds enrollment in foreign language courses is booming on American college campuses, with the study of Arabic more than doubling from 2002 to 2006.

The Modern Language Association of America reports that enrollment has grown nearly 13 percent over four years, reflecting a major push toward internationalization.

Spanish remains by far the most popular subject, with French a distant second. But Arabic is the fastest-growing major language.

The number of institutions offering Arabic has nearly doubled.