Promoting the Value of Language Learning and Multilingualism
Advocacy can mean anything from political action to a class activity that makes a good news item on the school website. What can you do to strengthen your world language program and promote multilingualism overall?
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The Padlet collection below began as a discussion board prompt in FLT 817 in Spring 2022. It includes resources on policy and policy makers, but many of them are here entirely to help language educators like you or your colleagues make the case to your program’s many stakeholders that language learning and multilingualism should receive as much support as they can give.
I hope it will be helpful to you, feel free to share, and let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to recommend other posts for this board. Thanks for all your advocacy, past and potential!
Open the Padlet: Padlet.com/LanierPedPad/advocacy_maflt
Have you talked to your legislators lately? JNCL-NCLIS LAD23 – Building Opportunity through Multilingualism
Advocating for Japanese as a Foreign Language… with strategies that can be used to promote any language program.
World language departments are composed of teachers of many different languages. How can we work together and grow even when our languages are wildly different? This presentation focuses on the experiences of teachers of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and give advice on how language departments can collaborate and grow as a community despite the […]
Also published on the MAFLT blog: https://maflt.cal.msu.edu/program-news. Looking for recommended resources? Open the Advocacy page Advocacy has been a prevalent theme for world language teachers and programs in the U.S. recently. Teachers are overworked, programs are closing, funding is drying up, new programs are not getting off the ground, and less-commonly-taught languages remain less common […]
According to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on Language Learning, the Joint National Committee for Languages, the U.S. Department of Education’s current International Strategy, and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), as well as a variety of articles in the media, the low percentage of K-16 students who […]