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Lead with Languages is an unprecedented, multi-year campaign aimed at reversing the nation's language skills gap and making language learning a national priority. The campaign seeks to build awareness across the U.S. about the growing importance of language skills to a wide array of careers - and to our nation's economy, national security and international standing - with the ultimate goal of supporting a new generation of Americans competent in other languages and cultures and equipped to compete and succeed in a global economy. Lead with Languages >


Interview with Betty Rose Facer about Language Advocacy

Betty Rose Facer is a Master Lecturer in French and Director of the Language Learning Center in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Old Dominion University. She has been participating in JNCL and Language Advocacy Day, representing both IALLT and CALICO, in Washington DC for 15 years. (More)


Anyone can be a Language Advocate!

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Be an advocate for world language education. Understand the issues and legislation critical to advancing the study of world languages at the national, state, and local levels. Send a letter to your elected officials.


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The mission of the Joint National Committee for Languages - National Council for Languages and International Studies along with our member organizations is to ensure all Americans have the opportunity to learn and use English and at least one other language.


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America's Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century

By the American Academy of Arts and Science's Commission on Language Learning

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What Foreign Languages Mean for U.S. Employers

Making Languages Our Business: Addressing Foreign Language Demand Among U.S. Employers