Advocacy in Action
Discover What Languages Mean!
In 2008, WAFLT and Discover Languages Wisconsin launched the first edition of the Student Video & Postcard Contests. These contests are based on the ACTFL Discover Languages Campaign. Fast forward to 2016 and our contests are continuously celebrating and recognizing our student’s connections to world languages in Wisconsin! Our contests are designed for all students in Wisconsin from pre-kindergarten to post-secondary school to demonstrate how much languages mean and how important they are in their daily lives. This year’s contest theme is: Quest Toward Language Proficiency! Entries are due by October 1st of 2016 and winners will be honored during the Friday Luncheon at the WAFLT Fall Conference in November. Check out the Public Relations on the WAFLT website to contest details!
The postcards are an outstanding vehicle for language program awareness and promotion. Use them to inform parents of the progress of their child in your classroom or to showcase current and upcoming events in your language program. Additionally, consider using the postcards to inform your administration, school board, and community members of the great things that are happening in world languages with your students. The videos can be used in a similar format to showcase your students, and program during orientations and open house events in your school district. Ultimately, you are providing your students’ perspective of why languages are so very important to all students in Wisconsin.
Be a part of the Discover Languages Wisconsin Student Video & Postcard Contests at www.waflt.org! We hope to hear from you and please keep up the outstanding work educating your communities on the importance of languages. Let Wisconsin Discover Languages!