FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 14, 2019 – Over 160 world language advocates –from business to education– gather in the nation’s Capitol today, February 14, to meet with members of Congress for Language Advocacy Day, an annual summit of administrators, educators, and language industry leaders organized by the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL)… read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2019, RICHMOND, VA. — On Monday, January 21, within 72 hours of its first hearing, Virginia’s coding bill, HB2125, was defeated. The education subcommittee’s majority vote prevented the bill from progressing to a full committee hearing. A handful of language advocates headed to the capital to speak out about the bill.. read more →

The study of human language and computer languages impart fundamentally different, yet equal, skill sets. HTML belongs in the math and science curriculum, not alongside Spanish. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/20/2019, RICHMOND, VA. — Language learning advocates in Virginia are urging their representatives to save the study of world languages in high schools across the Commonwealth… read more →

Scroll to bottom to take action. BACKGROUND: On January 8, Delegate Glenn Davis of Virginia Beach introduced House Bill 2125 which would allow all career and technical education classes to replace world languages for the advanced diploma. HB2125 “directs the Board of Education to establish a pathway to the advanced studies high school diploma that requires advanced coursework.. read more →

JNCL-NCLIS Welcomes Alissa Rutkowski as New Communications and Policy Intern read more →

For Immediate Release December 3, 2018, Washington, DC — Today, the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies announced the composition of the 2019 Board of Directors. The Delegate Assembly of JNCL-NCLIS has voted to approve the following appointments to fill Board vacancies for a two-year term beginning.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, leaders from the language service industry gathered on Capitol Hill to sound the alarm over new, “disruptive” employee classification regulations that threaten to upend the $45 billion-per-year industry’s business model. Over 50 language industry professionals attended the Association of Language Companies’ (ALC) policy summit.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Garrett Park, Md. June 25, 2018— Today the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) welcomes Trey Calvin as Managing Policy Analyst to their offices near Washington, D.C. “We are very happy to announce the addition of Trey to our team,” said JNCL-NCLIS’ Executive.. read more →

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 May 9, 2018, a coalition of organizations advocating for English Learners (ELs) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy Devos regarding a proposal to reorganize the U.S. Department of Education. The Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies  (NCLIS) both signed the letter. According to.. read more →