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2017 Delaware Institute for Novice Immersion Principals

Posted in Uncategorized on Apr 17, 2017

Please see this flyer for more information about the 2017 Delaware Institute for Novice Immersion Principals. Registration is available via the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DINIP17

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America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education in the 21st Century

Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 26, 2017

America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education in the 21st Century

Published by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, March 2017

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AASS) announced its congressionally mandated study on foreign languages. It calls for a national strategy to improve access to as many languages as possible for people of every region, ethnicity and socioeconomic background, and advocates for our nation’s schools to offer meaningful instruction in world languages as early as possible. Among the recommendations are increasing the number of qualified language teachers, supplementing language instruction through public-private partnerships and promoting language learning opportunities for all students.

http://www.amacad.org/content/Research/researchproject.aspx?d=21896

Report by New American Economy

Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 26, 2017

Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market

Published by the New American Economy, March 2017

A report released today by New American Economy (NAE), a bipartisan coalition of more than 500 mayors and business leaders who support immigration reform, includes new data that emphasizes the critical need for language skills in the workplace, including the fact that the number of jobs aimed at bilingual workers more than doubled from 2010 to 2015, growing to 630,000. Moreover, employers added jobs at a much faster pace for bilingual individuals than they did for workers overall. This report provides valuable insight into how the demand for bilingual workers has grown at both the state and national levels, and cites new evidence that proficiency in more than one language will be among the most important skills a job seeker can demonstrate. Specifically, the report found the demand for bilingual workers is rising; employers are increasingly looking for workers who can speak Chinese, Spanish and Arabic; sectors such as banking and healthcare have particularly strong demand for bilingual workers; and there is a growing need for bilingual workers at both the lower and higher ends of the skill spectrum.

http://www.leadwithlanguages.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/NAE_Bilingual_V6.pdf

DLI School Network (March)

Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 12, 2017

For March's DLI School Network, language immersion educators met at Gavilan Peak K-8 School to observe Chinese Immersion classroom and to discuss successes and challenges across programs.

To be added to the invitation list please contact Cristina Ladas at cladas@ccusd93.org

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Dual Language Immersion Network

Posted in Uncategorized on Feb 26, 2017

The Dual Language Immersion (or DLI) Network has had great success this year with a visit to a different DLI program every month. This month (February) was at Biltmore Prep Academy in Creighton School District with a K-7th grade Spanish Immersion program. This has allowed the local DLI programs to network, show their program and engage in collaborative dialogue. All sites that participate agree to share the Fidelity Assurances as their framework for successful DLI programs. Next month is Gavilan Peak in Deer Valley with Chinese Immersion on March 2.

Contact Cristina Ladas if you would like to be added to the invite list: cladas (at) ccusd93.org

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Grant for TCLP (Arabic or Chinese programs)

Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 08, 2016

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the opening of the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) grant application. TCLP helps U.S. K-12 schools to launch or expand Arabic or Chinese programs.

TCLP makes it easy for U.S. schools to grow their critical language programs by placing fully-funded teachers from Egypt, Morocco, or China to teach Arabic or Chinese as a foreign language for an academic year. By sharing their languages and cultures, the teachers bring global competencies to their host schools and communities. Host a teacher in 2017 by starting an APPLICATION today!

TCLP is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Since 2006, TCLP has sponsored 212 highly trained teachers that have worked in 148 schools across 37 states, ultimately impacting over 74,000 students! TCLP teachers have also completed 14,200 of collective outreach hours to bring international experiences to local communities.

Join these globally-minded schools and increase your student's access to critical foreign languages. The application deadline for TCLP U.S. host schools is Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

For more information, please contact:

American Councils for International Education

1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20036

Phone: 202.833.7522

Email: tclp (at) americancouncils.org

ASU Language Fair

Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 08, 2016

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University hosts an annual Language Fair!

For more information and registration, follow the link: https://silc.asu.edu/language-fair

WHO: High School Students

WHAT: An International Language fair dedicated to showcasing various cultures, foods, dances, and traditions. This fair is an excellent way to engage high school students in expanding their global appreciation and knowledge!

WHERE: ASU Tempe Campus at the Memorial Union: 301 E. Orange Mall Tempe, AZ 85281

WHEN: February 21, 2017

COST: There is no charge to attend, but students and encouraged to bring a bagged lunch or ~$10 for lunch at the Memorial Union.