Learning a new language can transform your experience of life

HuffIndiaThe benefits of knowing a second or a foreign language in today’s world are many. The world has turned into a global village. In this globalized existence, the knowledge of a foreign language in particular and the accompanying cultural competency are being increasingly recognized as valuable assets that give an advantage to those who possess such skills.

by Shonu Nangia, The Huffington Post India, June 30, 2016

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Expanding opportunities for our students with language immersion

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In his weekly message, filmed at W.B. Simpson Elementary, Governor Markell highlights the World Language Immersion Initiative and announces its expansion.

“All of our young people deserve access to the best possible education and training for their futures. That means supporting them in reading, writing, math, and science, and helping them acquire key skills for jobs in growing industries. But, we must not overlook the value of language learning,” Governor Markell said. “We will ensure that students’ language proficiency doesn’t drop off when they reach middle school by allowing them to take courses in subjects like social studies and science in their immersion language. Our goal is to make Delaware the most bilingual state in the country. Doing so will create incredible opportunities for these students, and it will keep Delaware moving forward.”

Posted on May 27, 2016
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The ten best languages for your career

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Learning a new language can greatly boost your chances of landing lucrative work. A slideshow. By Christian Ruhl, Kiplinger, October 2015 Go to Slideshow … [Continue reading]

Pushing the multilingual envelope

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Across the globe: Languages

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  by Marcus Thuillier, The Guardian-University of California, San Diego, April 14, 2016 Link to post: http://ucsdguardian.org/2016/04/14/across-the-globe-languages/ … [Continue reading]

In a global economy, Mass. lags in teaching foreign languages

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by James Vaznis, The Boston Globe, April 4, 2016 Link to Post: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/03/global-economy-mass-lags-teaching-foreign-languages/HO2IL1ddRvYMZ7BYuiSElL/story.html … [Continue reading]

Dual-language classes for kids grow in popularity

by Janet Adamy, The Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2016 Link to post: http://www.wsj.com/articles/dual-language-classes-for-kids-grow-in-popularity-1459535318 … [Continue reading]

700 Reasons for studying languages

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"700 Reasons for Studying Languages" is a report from the UK Subject Centre for Languages resulting from a research project which was carried out between 2003-2004. The research was to support the UK campaign to encourage more people to learn … [Continue reading]

Advocacy Pages by State FL Associations and Districts

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Alabama World Language Association (AWLA) Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association (AFLTA) California Language Teachers' Association (CLTA) Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CT COLT) Florida Foreign Language Association … [Continue reading]

Position Statements

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) "Languages as a core component of education for all students", 2013 National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) "Foreign language education for all students", 2002 … [Continue reading]

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