Advocacy is an essential skill for all educators and parents. It has become a goal of mine to continue to advocate on behalf of language education and for our children’s right and need for early comprehensive language instruction.
Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to spend time on Capitol Hill working with legislators and their aides to advocate for language education policy. I have also reached out to parents across the state to encourage them to speak out in support of this essential aspect of their children’s education.
Serving as an advocate for my profession and for my own children’s educational rights and needs continues to be one of the most important things I can do. Please join me by raising your voice!
On this page you will find links to professional organizations as well as resources to learn more about current legislative initiatives focused on world language education.
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Recently students from NJ wrote letters to members of Congress urging them to protect and fund language programs. See some of these great letters here.
Advocacy and Language Program Resources for Parents
- Give your child the world – An advocacy presentation
- Advocacy tips for parents
Visit the following Professional Organizations for Legislative Updates and Information
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) – www.actfl.org
- National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) – www.nnell.org
- Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) – www.nectfl.org
- Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey (FLENJ) – www.flenj.org
- Joint National Commission on Language (JNCL) – www.languagepolicy.org
- New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) – www.nysaflt.org