Visitors to Washington, D.C. know the city offers learning experiences for people interested in a range of topics: history, art, aviation, and more. Language lovers will soon enjoy a museum devoted to language itself with the opening of Planet Word. Planet Word is a museum with a mission: to inspire a love of language in all its forms.
Although we agree on the importance of language skills in 21st century learning, teaching, and international business, the nationwide trends in the U.S. give reason for concern: 21% of adults read below a fifth-grade level.
Planet Word aims to inspire and renew a love of words and language in visitors—and who can argue with that? Through interactive exhibits we can express and share our love of languages with each other.Keep up with developments as the museum prepares to open in spring 2020. Maybe we’ll see you there!