Advocacy with ACTFL
Take advantage of the resources ACTFL offers through the Lead with Languages campaign! Lead with Languages provides information on languages and careers, testimonials, and many other resources to inform language advocacy efforts.
Additionally, visit ACTFL’s “Take Action!” page to learn about current legislation and other language issues at the federal level. Use the page to quickly send a pre-written message to your U.S. Senators and Representatives and sign up to receive ACTFL advocacy updates.
For the latest information regarding foreign language legislation, visit the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS) website. Follow JNCL on social media and sign up for their e-newsletter!
Contact the Congress of the United States of America and share your opinions about the importance of foreign language acquisition.
Learn more about House of Representatives and Senate Members. Please let legislators know the wonderful things that are happening in foreign language in your school and district. Invite your legislators to see learning in action in your classroom.
The League of Women Voters provides this website for easy access in locating your representatives.
Visit the International Education Week (IEW) website. The site contains promotional materials, an interactive quiz, and opportunities to post and view planned events around the world.
SCOLT’s Maurice Cherry, former Dimension editor and contributor, appeared in the June 3, 2006 edition of the New York Times. For Maurice’s comments on successful spelling bee champions, read the article, It Helps to Know a Lot More Than Basic E-N-G-L-I-S-H.
Click here for the ASCD Advocacy Kit.