Promoting Languages

Every foreign language teacher knows that we all struggle to keep our programs supported by our schools and communities. This page provides information to keep teachers informed about ongoing changes in government and school policies that affect foreign language.

Need to contact our advocacy committee?

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Is there someone who you feel deserves recognition for assisting with the advocacy of foreign languages? Then you can give them a certificate just print out this form and fill it out. Let them know how much their efforts are appreciated.

Arkansas Lottery Scholarship

Curious about the fight for putting 2 years of foreign language as a requirement for the Arkansas lottery scholarship? The two articles below can fill you in on some of the details. 

Lawmakers Eye Possible Foreign Language Requirement for Scholarships

Proposal to Require Foreign Language for Lottery Scholarship

 This power point presents info about Arkansas since the change in the lottery scholarship.  It details information about FL study here and in other states, other states' requirements, possibilities for legislation, governor's initiatives, etc.

Lottery Presentation

 Foreign Language Requirements for College Degrees

This document was compiled by the Bureau of Legislative Research in Little Rock during research for ISP 2011-119. It shows what Arkansas public colleges require in foreign language for graduation. This is not an entrance requirement, but rather a degree requirement.

Requirements for College Degrees

Report Shows Importance of Multilingualism in Business

An article with optional questions for students to answer that talks about the necessity of FL study in today's society.

Importance Report

Report Quiz

If you would like to use the quiz with your students and access the answers you can access the answer grid by going to this document.

Answer Grid

Interesting book excerpt about helping our students to become "citizens of the world" by promoting foreign language education.

Challenging the Whole Child: Best Practices in Learning

The link below will take you to documents that lists all of the information that was posted at the last  meeting for ISP 2011-119. It includes testimony from various people in relation to the importance of learning and teaching languages to students.

This article describes a meeting of the House Higher Education Sub-committee regarding the scholarship issue.  

Education Sub-committe Article