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June 3, 2019 | Forbes
Earlier this year Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) along with Senate colleagues Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced the  Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act (S. 1198) . Named after the late senator from Illinois who was a persuasive advocate for the importance of international education to economic growth and national security, the bill is similar to legislation that has passed the House of Representatives in previous sessions with considerable bipartisan support.

Higher education leaders almost unanimously express support for study abroad, citing its contributions to a well-rounded education, increased cultural awareness, and enhanced language skills. 

June 4, 2019 | MLA Commons
The MLA has just released its full report on language course enrollments in colleges and universities in the United States. Based on a comprehensive census of 2,547 institutions,  Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Summer 2016 and Fall 2016: Final Report  documents ch anges in enrollments in the fifteen most-studied languages as well as trends for less commonly studied languages

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May 30, 2019 | DC Immersion
 Demand for multilingual employees in the DC region  has more than doubled over the last five years , yet less than 8% of DC students are on a path to becoming proficient in more than one language.

On Tuesday, as part of the FY2020 Budget, the DC Council approved funding for a “landscape analysis study on dual language in DC Schools to determine the need”. “This will empower our students when they seek higher education and ultimately employment in an increasingly competitive, global 21st Century market.” stated Councilmember Brandon Todd (Ward 4) who is responsible for directing $200,000 towards the Education Committee “to create a roadmap to triple the number of dual language schools in the District by 2025”.

June 3, 2019 | WBUR
Chances are that if somebody had asked you a year ago who the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was, let alone how to pronou nce his last name, you would have been as lost as the rest of us. As of this writing, though, Pete Buttigieg was polling fifth among Democratic candidates, and most people following the news know that his last name is pronounced BOOT-edge-edge.

When teachers, administrators, or professors mispronounce student names, it is most often the names of language minorities and people of color, who are already at the short end of systemic inequalities in education.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Deadline: June 18th
Webinar: June 20th, 2019
 Virtual exchange offers students the opportunity for an international experience which can enhance their career-readiness skills and global competencies. This webinar will highlight approaches to launching and implementing a virtual exchange program on a community college campus.


Deadline: June 21st
George Marshall Center
June 28th, 2019
R egistration is now open for the fourth annual Global Teaching Dialogue at the U.S. Department of State. All teachers, educators, and global education experts are welcome to attend this free and public workshop event .


Deadline: June 28th
Worlds of Words is excited to announce the availability of $1000 grants for literacy communities to explore the use of global literature and world languages to build intercultural understanding.


Early Bird Deadline: July 15th
University of Pittsburgh
September 5th, 2019

Creative Multilingualism, in collaboration with the Joint National Committee for Languages, welcomes you to the University of Pittsburgh for the international workshop, Artificial Intelligence in the World of Languages.

Bringing together researchers, educators, learners, and leaders in tech and AI, this one-day workshop will explore the increasing involvement of AI in the world of languages.  
 

The University of Utah's Second Language Teaching and Research Center (L2TReC) invites you to save the date for the 2020 return of The International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education.

Questions about the conference can be directed to L2TReC@utah.edu

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

June 10-11, 2019 , University of Utah Campus
Presenters: Carl Blyth (UT Austin) and Anne Lair (University of Utah)
 
The goal of this workshop is to help foreign language teachers develop original materials based on authentic texts that promote language awareness and communicative abilities through the integration of reading, listening, speaking, and writing tasks.

Participants can receive 1 graduate-level college credit but must attend both days. Sponsored via a Language Resource Center grant.


Deadline: July 5th
Native speakers of critical languages are in high demand in the U.S. government. EHLS trains advanced English speakers to be effective communicators and strong candidates for federal jobs.

All EHLS participants receive a  full scholarship  from the  National Security Education Program (NSEP)  that includes tuition and a living stipend.


Deadline: July 15th
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
September 6th and 7th

The two-day symposium brings together scholars from indigenous communities, conservation practice, the arts, and academia to address the parallel threats facing linguistic and biological diversity and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for poster sessions on any aspect of the intersections of nature and language. If you are interested in taking part in the poster sessions, please send an abstract of no more than 500 words to JNCLOWRI@pitt.edu .


Deadline: August 1st
The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy ( CERCLL ) at the University of Arizona is inviting  K-16 world language teachers  to apply to take part in one of its 2019-2020  Professional Online Learning Network Spaces (PLONS) .
 
PLONS are online learning spaces designed to create a ripple effect, fostering linkages between language teaching, research and practice, and shared ideas and resources between educators. CERCLL is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for its first PLONS, entitled  “Foreign Languages, Multiliteracies, and the Literary.”


The 6 th  Annual Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference at American University will be held on Saturday,   October 12, 2019. The Coalition of Community-Based Language Schools is a nationwide initiative established to support, guide, and promote the interests of community-based heritage language schools and organizations across the United States. Registration will open in June.

FEDERAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Solicitation Number: KODUH19RI809
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Location: Contract Services Directorate, Columbus
Response Date: June 14

Solicitation Number: ID06190003
Agency: General Services Administration
Office: Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
Location: IFMPS
Award Date: Mid-Aug
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