Advocacy

 Be the catalyst at your institution to promote ways to prepare our students to be global leaders in the 21st century workplace!!!!!!

 

On this page you will find  resources to help you promote the value of  foreign language and cultural studies to administrators and parents in your community.


 

Advocacy Presentations

Language:  State of the Nation   William Rivers,  Executive Director,  JNCL-NCLIS

Are We Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future?   Mary Risner

Advocacy made Cheap, Quick and Easy for Busy Teachers      Lisa Lilley

21st Century Skills for  Global Careers   Learn how foreign language and culture studies across the curriculum can enhance career opportunities in the 21st century global workplace.

 

View more presentations on languages and careers…

 

Advocacy Clips

Language, Business, and the “Halo Effect”  (1:46)

 

Lead With Languages…  (1:25)

 

Toward A New Generation of Globally Aware Citizens   (5:31)

 

Need for Language Training Across the Disciplines  (1:36)

 

Podcast

Should Have Taken a Foreign Language Class  (0:58) 2010 ACTFL Winning Podcast

 

Advocacy Materials

4 Reasons Why “Global Fluency” Matters – an open letter to 6th graders everywhere
by Jim Vanides

Why Study Foreign Languages?
(Post-secondary brochure) Modern Language Association

Why Study Foreign Languages?
(Secondary brochure) Modern Language Association

Facilitating Connections to International Business:   A Guide for Foreign Language Educators
(PDF available at MSU link)

Engaging the World- U.S. Global Competence in the 21st Century    
Highlights cases of individuals using foreign language and culture skills to succeed in the global workplace.

A 21st Century Imperative- U.S. Global Competence in the 21st Century
Emphasizes importance of k-12 foreign language training

 

Building bridges to the future: Innovation, technology, advocacy.  AATSP 2013 Opening Panel

Building bridges to the future:
Innovation, technology, advocacy. AATSP 2013 Opening Panel