November 12, 2019 | JNCL Newsroom
The core of the Caucus’ mission comes from the five language policy recommendations outlined in the 2017 Congressionally-Commissioned Report on Language Learning:  America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century.  T his inclusive and representative report makes clear that the United States needs significantly more bilingual and biliterate citizens to help ensure national security, promote economic and job growth, and develop the potential of every American student.

November 11, 2019 | JNCL Newsroom
Among those who have fought for this country, there are thousands of polyglots who have used their multilingual abilities in service to the Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marines— both on base and on the battlefield. These translators, known in military parlance as linguists, have been indispensable members of the US Armed Forces for decades. There is currently a crucial piece of House legislation in subcommittee that could benefit their career trajectories. 
HR 3185, the Defense Language Improvement Act (DLIA), aims to authorize the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) to award a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree to the military linguists it trains . The main DLIFLC is located in Monterey, CA and is the DoD’s premier center for world language education. Since its inception in 1941, it has trained over 230,000 students, mostly military linguists and some members of the intelligence community. 

November 8, 2019 | JNCL Newsroom
A group consisting of 20 Senate Democrats, including five Presidential contenders, have called on the government to keep a “vital language preference question" on the Universal Residential Loan Application (URLA) form.
Led by Senators Catherine Cortez-Mastro (D-Nev) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the group said in a letter to government officials that the decision to remove the question “could reduce access to mortgage financing for limited-English proficient mortgage-ready homebuyers and lead to serious financial repercussions”. Joining Cortez Masto and Menendez in sending the letter are presidential candidates, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn, Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Cory Booker, D-N.J.


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 Planet Word will be entering D.C.'s museum universe on May 31, 2020. The immersive, one-of-a-kind experiences will inspire, surprise, and amaze visitors from around the world — and maybe from other worlds, too!

"Museums can try anything; they're not hemmed in by time or curriculum requirements. So, if joke-telling or speechmaking or rapping is the key to hooking someone on reading, they can give that a try. That's what I think a museum can do." —Ann Friedman


December 14-15
UCLA Labor Center
CIELO invites indigenous interpreters to continue their professional development though workshops that are tailored to real life interpreting encounters. Join professionals from government, health care, and law.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 2
February 13–15, NYC Hilton Midtown
Register now to join the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) at their annual conference. This year's theme is " Languages for All: Envisioning Language Learning Opportunities for Every Learner ." The Northeast Conference is comprised of three full days of workshops, sessions, exhibits, speeches, networking, discussions, and awards, all of which reflect the general trends, interests, and needs of its constituents.

Solicitation Number: M00264-20-Q-0006
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: United States Marine Corps
Location: MCB Quantico - National Capital Region (NCR)
Response Date: November 18th
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