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Building the Foreign Language Capacity We Need: Toward a Comprehensive Strategy for a National Language Framework
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This report outlines the necessary components of a comprehensive, long-term national strategy ...

This report outlines the necessary components of a comprehensive, long-term national strategy to develop American citizens who fully understand and can communicate effectively with people of other cultures. It discusses the need to improve foreign language training in the U.S. and lists past government initiatives to this end. It recommends future initiatives as well. It includes some statistics on language learning.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
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Developing Linguistic and Cultural Competency in the United States
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This resource guide is a companion to another NFLC publication, The Teachers ...

This resource guide is a companion to another NFLC publication, The Teachers We Need: Transforming World Language Education in the United States. The intended purpose of the Resource Guide is to provide a set of resources to assist and support American educators of World Languages. The focus is on primary and secondary school language education. Some of the things included in the guide are some statistics, benefits to society in knowing another language, and defining language proficiency skills. The PDF file is 3.3 MB in size.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Linguistics
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STARTALK!
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STARTALK's mission is to increase the number of Americans learning, speaking, and ...

STARTALK's mission is to increase the number of Americans learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages by offering students and teachers of these languages engaging summer experiences that exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development, forming an extensive community of practice that seeks continuous improvement in such criteria as outcomes-driven program design, standards-based curriculum planning, learner-centered approaches, excellence in selection and development of materials, and meaningful assessment of outcomes.

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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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STARTALK!