Member Advocacy Materials

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On July 20, 2015, a grouping of organizations active in the field of foreign language and international studies, including JNCL-NCLIS, sent letters to the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees under the initiative of the Coalition for International Education. The letters express the concern of the undersigned organizations over the proposed FY16 cuts to Title.. read more →

On July 16, 2015, a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives including Reps. Price (D-NC-4), Lance (R-NJ-7), Crowley (D-NY-14), and Young (R-AK-at large) introduced the World Language Advancement Act (WLAA). This legislation would reinstate a grant competition in the Department of Education for state and local education agencies to establish, improve, or expand language.. read more →

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), through processes of review requested by Congress, produced several reports on the need for foreign language skills and cultural capital in various departments of government, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of State (DoS). You can view the most recent GAO reports related.. read more →

At the SCOLA User’s Meeting in Omaha Nebraska this May, Executive Director Dr. Bill Rivers gave a presentation in which he laid out a strategical vision for raising the profile of languages as a vital 21st century enterprise. The full slides of his presentation can be downloaded below. Making the Case for the Language Enterprise in 2015:.. read more →

At the Modern Language Association (MLA) awards last week, JNCL-NCLIS member American Translators Association (ATA) hosted a panel discussion entitled “Translation and Interpreting: Flexible Career Paths in Vulnerable Times”. The roundtable, which included JNCL-NCLIS executive director Dr. William Rivers, focused on the career paths available to linguists and the relevant skills necessary to succeed in the field. Below.. read more →

18 Dec 2014
December 18, 2014

JNCL-NCLIS Accomplishments, 2012-2014

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Inspiring the Future provides a means of connecting young people at schools and colleges with employee volunteers who have used languages in their careers. This pamphlet sets out how Inspiring the Future works, how teachers can use it to invite people who use languages at work into their schools and colleges, and some examples of language-related.. read more →

Born Global is a major policy research project in the British Academy’s language programme. The project forms an integral part of the Academy’s Languages and Quantitative Skills Programme and will build on previous research into the demand and supply of language skills in the UK. The research aims to develop a deeper understanding of how.. read more →