In support of its recent report, America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has released a call-to-action signed by 150 organizations and 35 individuals who urge greater support for languages in order to maintain and enhance American global leadership. The call-to-action, “Bridging America’s Language Gap,”.. read more →

On July 30, 2015, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) formally announced its Commission on Language Learning. The Commission, requested by a bipartisan group in Congress in November of 2014, will examine the state of language learning in the United States and report back to Congress in summer of 2016. This Commission will.. read more →

From the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages read more →

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 →

Learning a language is a long-term investment and a great educational asset. Students who learn languages gain a plethora of other practical and personal skills, boosting their employability and career prospects. In collaboration with the European Commission, the Academy has published a new guide for current undergraduate students and school pupils illustrating the value of.. read more →

What is the Seal of Biliteracy? The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or county office of education in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. read more →

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March 14, 2014

New Mexico Seal of Bilingualism

March 8, 2014 New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed into law a Seal of Bilingualism. The seal honors graduates who are proficient in speaking and writing a language other than English. Several school districts and individual schools have a bilingual seal, but it had not previously been coordinated statewide. Read the Governor’s Press Release or view the text.. read more →