The membership of the NCSSFL envisions a nation in which all individuals will be prepared for the demands of an interdependent world by attaining competence in more than one language and culture.
The National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) is sponsoring a three-day institute on June 26-28, 2013 in Baltimore, MD for district/school administrators and curriculum directors interested in increasing language learning opportunities for critical need languages (Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu) for their students. Each district interested in expanding a STARTALK summer program into the school year may identify a team of three to attend the institute and will leave with an action plan to take back to their respective communities. Participantsí travel, lodging and meals will be paid for.
The application deadline is April 26, 2013. Click here for additional information and the application form.
Sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Discover Languages is a national campaign for languages which builds on the momentum begun during 2005: The Year of Languages. This initiative
is a long-term effort to raise public awareness about the importance of learning languages and understanding cultures in the lives of all Americans. The key cornerstones of the campaign include public awareness, advocacy and policy; research and practice; and resources and collaboration. As an organizational member of ACTFL, NCSSFL collaborates with ACTFL in a sustained effort to promote and provide resources and activities that can be used at the state and local level.
Visit Discover Languages for more information.