September 30, 2020 | JNCL Newsroom

The Joint National Committee for Languages and National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS), the premier advocacy organization for America’s Language Enterprise, launched the JNCL-NCLIS Legislative Action Center. This comprehensive resource is the next step in proactive government affairs management for JNCL-NCLIS, and will make taking action and engaging with key legislation easier than ever for language advocates across the country.

September 30, 2020 | JNCL Action Alert

Last week JNCL-NCLIS attended a briefing hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) regarding a proposed rule addressing how to determine whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent contractor. 

While the proposed rule is a step in the right direction, JNCL-NCLIS encourages language advocates to support the language industry by submitting comments to tell the Department of Labor to place increased consideration on the skill factor in the published rule. 

October 2, 2020 | JNCL Announcement

As Director of Government Relations, and acting as Chief Lobbyist, you will speak language policy to those in power by advancing language and international education policies and raising awareness of language as a profession with the public, government, businesses, and the media.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until October 16th, 2020.

October 1, 2020 | JNCL Announcement

JNCL-NCLIS invites all language advocates to attend our first Virtual Language Advocacy Days 2021 event!

Virtual LAD21 has transformed all of your favorite programming:

  • Virtual Congressional Meetings
  • Group Planning Session
  • Language Policy Session 
  • Networking Breakout Sessions
  • Inspiring Keynotes & Panelists
  • Virtual Awards Reception
  • Mentorship Program
  • Delegate Assembly 
  • Virtual Event Bag


Virtual: October 22, 2020
11:00 A.M. ET

Celebrate the opening of Planet Word with this free, livestreamed event! More information to come soon.

Planet Word will inspire and renew a love of words, language, and reading in people of all ages. Through unique, immersive learning experiences, we provide a space to explore words and language that is grounded in a solid understanding of language arts and science.

Virtual: October 8, 2020
4:00 P.M. ET

Hispanic ELs possess varied demographic and academic backgrounds which are not always fully recognized or valued when students are collectively viewed as a group. It is critical to increase educators’ awareness of the diversity that exists among ELs who are Hispanic, and to identify and highlight the cultural and linguistic assets that students bring to their school and their community.

English learners (ELs) who speak Spanish as a home language make up nearly 75% of all ELs in public schools. While high representation of Spanish speakers has resulted in increased availability of Spanish language resources and support, academic achievement and opportunity gaps, between Hispanic ELs and their non-Hispanic EL peers persist.


Date: November 20-22, 2020

The ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo is where language educators from around the world come to meet! This global event brings together more than 7,000 language educators from all languages, levels, and assignments.
ACTFL has transformed the convention to an online event that features the same great programming you’ve grown accustomed to, as well as some new features that we hope will impress. Browse the virtual exhibit hall, chat with exhibitors during designated time slots, schedule meetings, and attend Exhibitor Workshops.

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