What will the new academic year bring? No one can predict the immediate future of education, but we know that very much of what we took for granted in the past will be changed. However, we can be sure that advocacy for the teaching and learning of world languages must be
Let’s get to know our outstanding students! This new feature, Leading with Languages in Wisconsin, was launched in our March issue of the eVoice. This is a quick and easy way to recognize a student who continually “exceeds expectations” in his or her language learning journey. The short time takes
We know these students! They are the ones who have discovered the joy of communicating with others in the language(s) they are learning. They may report that they had a meaningful conversation with a customer or co-worker at their part-time job, or that they communicated with someone from another country
The America’s Languages Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives David Price (NC) and Don Young (AK), established the America’s Languages Caucus in November 2019 in order to develop a national strategy to raise awareness about the importance of world language learning and international education, particularly as it relates to our nation’s economic and national security. The
“Take the adventure, heed the call, now ere the irrevocable moment passes! ‘Tis but a banging of the door behind you, a blithesome step forward, and you are out of your old life and into the new!” — Kenneth Grahame, The Wind In The Willows It is likely that you
Last July, the Advocacy in Action column was titled “Beyond Preaching to the Choir.” To continue that metaphor, I’d like to share my favorite new quote about advocacy, “The reason we preach to the choir is because we want to inspire them to sing.” (Dr. Jay Ketner) I was inspired
The Wisconsin Language Roadmap asks, “What can YOU do?” It’s here, but now the work begins! There is much work to be done at local and state levels! The Wisconsin Language Roadmap is a call for collaborative action. The key question that the report puts forward is: WHAT CAN YOU
YOU are an advocate! How do we internalize and carry forward the positive and energizing messages from the 2018 WAFLT World Language conference? If you were in the audience for the keynote address, you heard these powerful words from the keynote speaker, Dr. Edward M. Zarrow, 2016 ACTFL National Teacher
One of the best things about the beginning of a new school year is the chance to rethink and reset our good intentions. Because of our passion for learning languages, one of those intentions is surely advocating for learning another language and connecting to other cultures. We know that it
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