America’s Language Caucus

America’s Languages Caucus

Reps. Price and Young Launch America’s Languages Caucus

November 12, 2019 | JNCL Newsroom

On November 12, 2019, Congressman David Price (D-NC) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) announced the creation of the Congressional Caucus on America’s Languages, a bipartisan effort to support and enhance world language competency and international education among students and professionals across the United States.

The decision to launch a new America’s Language Caucus resulted from a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Commission on Language Learning report: America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century that makes clear that the United States needs significantly more bilingual and biliterate citizens to help ensure national security, promote economic and job growth, and develop the potential of every American student.

To learn more about this new caucus, visit https://www.languagepolicy.org/americaslanguages.

 

Promoting a language proficient society: What you can do

by Kathleen M. Marcos and Joy Kreeft Peyton (2000)

This digest from the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), gives information on what parents, teachers, school administrators, policy makes, and the business community can do to support foreign language study in the US. It also provides further resources for language advocacy and a directory of resources for foreign language programs in general.
Go to the Digest page at CAL and look for “Promoting a Language Proficient Society: What you can do”