Feb. 26, 2019 | The Conversation
[...] But then, this begs another, bigger question: Do people who have words that simply do not translate in another language have access to different concepts? Take the case of  hiraeth  for instance, a beautiful word of Welsh famous for being essentially untranslatable. Hiraeth is meant to convey the feeling associated with the bittersweet memory of missing something or someone, while being grateful of their existence." Read more .

Feb. 25, 2019 | The PIE News
US assistant secretary of state for Education and Cultural Affairs, Marie Royce, has promised to do more to support the sector, saying, “We cannot continue with business as usual any longer. We must step up our game.” Read more .
Why Make a Museum of Language?

Feb. 27, 2019 | Planet Word Museum
Curious about Planet Word’s origins? Linked here is an excerpt from Ann Friedman’s keynote speech at Language Advocacy Day 2019 . She talks about what inspired her to undertake this incredible project to bring words and language to life! Read more .
Who Controls Confucius Institutes?
Feb. 28, 2019 | Inside Higher Ed
Two new government reports look at questions of Chinese government control over Confucius Institutes hosted by U.S. campuses. Read more .
JNCL Newsroom | Feb. 28, 2019 
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) reports that our joint letter writing campaign has nearly reached 180 advocates! Past this alert on to a friend or colleague in Maryland, and let's see if we can get 200+ letters before March 8th!

Want to do more? Join others in Annapolis on March 8th. A hearing is scheduled in the Maryland House of Delegates, Ways and Means Committee, Hearing Room 130 on Friday, March 8 at 1:00 PM . If you wish to contact the members of the committee, their information can be found here . Please contact Trey Calvin (tcalvin@languagepolicy.org) for more information on testifying in person, or submitting written testimony. 



Apply Now to the FY 2019 Seminars Abroad Program! Deadline: March 27, 2019

The  Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program  provides short-term seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar features educational lectures and activities specifically designed for the group, including visits to local schools and organizations, meetings with teachers and students, and visits to cultural sites. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new, cross-cultural curricula for their classrooms and school systems back in the U.S. How to apply .
Registration is now open for the 11th International Language Teacher Education Conference; the early bird deadline is April 1, 2019 . Details: May 30–June 1, 2019, The Graduate Hotel in Minneapolis, MN. Learn more here .
Recapping Language Advocacy Day 2019

JNCL Newsroom | Feb. 28, 2019
Thanks to your support, awareness and action, Language Advocacy Day 2019 was our largest and most impactful yet! Please stayed tuned next week for pictures from the event as well as ways to stay involved year-round.

Meanwhile, check out the numbers:
  • +160 attendees representing 42 states
  • +120 House Meetings
  • +80 Senate Meetings
  • +200 America's Languages Reports Distributed
  • +1,000,000 People Reached All Social Media Platforms
  • 2 Extremely Impactful Days!
Trending: "Demand for Multilingual Human Capital"Article Earns Top Spot

JNCL-NCLIS is excited to announce that the article, The Demand for Multilingual Human Capital in the US Labor Market , was among the top cited articles in the Foreign Language Annals' recent publication history!

What does this mean? Amongst articles published between January 2017 and December 2018, your work received some of the highest count of citations. This work generated immediate impact and visibility, contributing significantly to the advancement of your field.
JNCL Presents at NeMLA, March 23

Trey Calvin, Managing Policy Analyst will co-present the session, "Don’t Take Grants for Granted: How to Pitch Research and Apply for Funding" along with Dr. Emily Carson, Villanova University. This session will offer practical advice on pitching one’s research to individuals outside one’s field of specialty. We will pay special attention to how to use this skill to apply for grants and other external funding. Read more here.
Georgia Department of Education World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives is happy to announce a new outreach document about our major programs. You can see it  via this link . A link has also now been added to  our landing page h/t Patrick Wallace.
EMAIL US: tcalvin@languagepolicy.org
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