Advocacy in Action

World Language Advocacy-Seeking a Seat at the (Virtual) Table

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

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Students Leading with Languages

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

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Introducing: Wisconsin Students Lead with Language

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

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America’s Languages Caucus is Congress’s New Language Policy Forum

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

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Inspiring the Choir to Sing-From Advocate to Activist

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

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The Wisconsin Language Roadmap

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

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”WE ARE ALL ADVOCATES!”

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

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Advocacy Updates at your fingertips in this Google+ Community

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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- 13 days ago

Award Nominations are now being accepted for all WAFLT Awards. The closest deadline is February 15th for the WAFLT Recognition of Merit award! Consider nominating a colleague, student, or friend of language education for an award! More information at https://t.co/Zi3kUXPtbh https://t.co/nYpsqckLQ8
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- 13 days ago

Don't miss out on this great webinar from @ProfeRandolph sponsored by @ExtemporeApp and @csctfl https://t.co/l5OKnKgFf9
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- 24 days ago

CALL FOR PROPOSALS The window for WAFLT Fall Conference 2023 proposals is now open! We are looking for sessions & workshops. We all have something to share, so please consider proposing a session or workshop! Proposal form can be found at https://t.co/i3jF9L2mXE https://t.co/wS4KwdXQS8
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