Languages for All? Final report released
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Posted by: AATG
Languages for All? Final Report
Can All U.S. Residents Have the Opportunity to Learn a Second Language?
A year-long collaborative effort with data and information
collection as well as a national and international dialogue on language needs
and capacity in the United States and other predominantly English-speaking
countries resulted in a White Paper, Languages for All? and an International
Forum held at the University of Maryland on September 2013. The Languages
for All? initiative addresses
whether access to a second language is necessary for, and can be made available
to all learners or only the more privileged learners in these countries.
The intent of the initiative is threefold:
· Outline a
vision and message that provides a solid base for unified efforts across the
Language Enterprise, a coalition of constituents with vital interests in
language representing education, government, heritage communities, industry,
and overseas partners;
advocacy with empirical evidence; and,
· Propose a
concrete action plan, with clearly defined strategic goals, objectives and
milestones, for advancing language in the U.S. at all level of education,
starting with K-12.
The initiative's final report has been released to the public.Read the final report.