Washington Leaders Forum Language Advocacy Day 2018 Language Advocacy Day 2018 Language Advocacy Day 2018 APEC Global Competencies Workshop AAAS Commission on Language Learning Releases Final Report JNCL-NCLIS Celebrates DLIFLC 75th Anniversary JNCL-NCLIS Presents 2016 Rush D. Holt Award 2016 Language Advocacy Day 2016 Language Advocacy Day 2016 Language Advocacy Day 2016 Language Advocacy Day Translation and Interpretation Summit JNCL-NCLIS Presents 2015 Founder’s Award Language Industry & Technology Panel Language Advocacy Day 2015 JNCL becomes GSA Commitment Partner Arrival Ceremony for President François Hollande, Feb. 11, 2014 Advocating for the Language Enterprise in the U.S.
The Washington delegation poses for a group selfie in their meeting with the office of Senator Patty Murray!
The California delegation attending Language Advocacy Day 2018 poses for a photo on their way to meetings with their Senators and Members of Congress!
Language advocates convene in Washington, DC on February 15-16, 2018 for JNCL-NCLIS' annual Language Advocacy Day, to meet with Congress and advance policy priorities.
JNCL-NCLIS hosted a workshop in August 2017 for the APEC Project "Global Competencies and Economic Integration" with 18 participants from 10 APEC member economies.
Visit www.amacad.org/language and follow #LangReport. To coincide the release, ACTFL launched www.leadwithlanguages.org.
Dr. Richard Brecht of JNCL-NCLIS member American Councils for International Education celebrates 75th anniversary of DLIFLC with Former Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, and candidate for Congress for Monterey, CA, Jimmy Panetta
JNCL-NCLIS Executive Director Bill Rivers presents the 2016 Rush D. Holt Award to Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA-20) at the 2016 Language Links Reception.
ACTFL Teacher of the Year, Dr. Ted Zarrow, and Massachusetts delegates meet with Education Secretary John King at 2016 Language Advocacy Day.
Rhode Island delegates meet with Sen. Jack Reed at Language Advocacy Day 2016.
New Jersey delegates meet with Rep. Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12) at Language Advocacy Day 2016.
Georgia delegates meet with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA-5) at Language Advocacy Day 2016.
JNCL-NCLIS Executive Director Bill Rivers chairs the Translation and Interpretation Summit at the 2015 ATA conference in Miami.
JNCL-NCLIS President Marty Abbott presents Congressman David Price of North Carolina with the inaugural James E. Alatis Founder's Award.
Panelists discuss the intersection of technology and the language industry at 2015 Language Advocacy Day.
JNCL Delegates Meet with Officials from the USED Office of English Language Acquisition.
JNCL-NCLIS joins as a partner for Generation Study Abroad with IIE | Opening Minds to the World
JNCL-NCLIS attends the Arrival Ceremony for French President François Hollande at the White House with colleagues from GALA and French students from DCPS
JNCL-NCLIS staff members (Ashley Rackham and Rachel Hanson) and Mary Thrond of MCTLC ( Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures) stand outside Senator Amy Klobuchar's office

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AAAS Commission on Language Learning

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its Commission on Language Learning, the first national study on language in over 30 years. The Commission was formed in response to requests from Congress to examine the importance of language to the United States.

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Language Advocacy Day 2019

February 14-15, 2019

Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill

Washington, D.C.

Registration opens in September.

Language is for everyone

The mission of JNCL-NCLIS is to ensure that Americans have the opportunity to learn English and at least one other language, to advance the language profession in the US, and to raise awareness about the importance of language and international education to the national interest.

We shape national policy for World Languages, ASL, and international education and to raise the profile of the language enterprise.

JNCL and NCLIS represent the language profession to the United States. As professional organizations in teaching, translation, interpreting, testing, research, and many other fields, we raise public awareness of language as an enterprise vital to national well-being. The language enterprise employs 500,000 Americans who work to foster mutual understanding and who deserve continued public support.

Through advocating for the language enterprise in the US, JNCL-NCLIS works to

  • Facilitate the free movement of people, information, and ideas
  • Build up mutual understanding and acceptance of cultural and linguistic diversity
  • Promote the personal development of the individual