Category: Advocacy and Community

  • Language Advocacy Days 2023

    Have you talked to your legislators lately? JNCL-NCLIS LAD23 – Building Opportunity through Multilingualism

  • Ecology and Vitality of Language Programs

    Advocating for Japanese as a Foreign Language… with strategies that can be used to promote any language program.

  • Advocacy for World Language Programs

    Advocacy for World Language Programs

    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 […]

  • Surviving your first conference

    Surviving your first conference

    … and making the most of it! Top three things to bring that will keep you happy: refillable water bottle, portable power bank for your phone, and shoes that can keep going all day. Top three things to do that will keep everybody happy: Arrive at any session you want to attend a couple of […]

  • FLT in the U.S. – Is it in crisis?

    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 […]