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Few people understand what rapid strides the study of modern languages is making in our colleges. There will soon assemble at Columbia College a convention of teachers which will serve at once to show the growing importance of this branch of study and to develop a still greater interest in it. About twenty-five Professors from nearly as many colleges will meet on Dec. 27 for the purpose of establishing a permanent organization of teachers of modern languages in this country, and to discuss methods of teaching the languages and the means of elevating the standard of instruction.- Professors from the best known colleges in the country will attend the convention, Yale, Harvard, Amherst, Williams, and Princeton among others being on the list as certain to send representatives. Unquestionably a great deal of good might be accomplished by an organization of this kind. Marked differences of opinion now prevail as to methods in teaching the modern languages. If uniformity be wholly an impossible thing, as it probably is, it remains clear that the present multitude of systems could be advantage easily blended and reduced. [Times.

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