WASHINGTON — Dr. Bill Rivers, Executive Director of JNCL-NCLIS received the prestigious William “Bill” Graeper Award, presented by the Association of Language Companies during their annual conference’s closing ceremony. The award, in honor the life and work of Bill Graeper’s, reads: “For exceptional service and dedication to language companies in the United States and around.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 1, 2019 | WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, over 100 leaders from language service companies (LSCs) returned to lobby Congress on potentially “disruptive” employee classification regulations that continue to threaten to upend industry’s $51 billion/year business model. Today, there are an estimated 500 languages spoken in the US, and 7000 in.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/19/19, WASHINGTON, DC — In the midst of National Classics Week, the American Classics League (ACL) scored a major victory on Thursday as Representative Warren Davidson (OH-8) read ACL’s congratulatory letter for its centennial into the Congressional record. The record is the official journal of the proceedings and debates in Congress as.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the annual JNCL-NCLIS Language Advocacy Day reception, three of the nations top language advocates were awarded top honors for their work promoting language learning. Awardees were Linda Markley, Martha Abbott and Representative Tom Cole (OK-4). J. DAVID EDWARDS POWER OF ADVOCACY AWARD RECIPIENT: LINDA MARKLEY.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SACRAMENTO, CA. — JNCL-NCLIS and the Association of Language Companies (ALC) has ongoing partnership with the CAL Chamber’s advocacy campaign, I’m Independent, which is mobilizing multiple industries under attack from the April 2018 Dynamex decision. On Tuesday, February 26th, the Labor Committee will hold a public hearing to debate the future of Dynamex… read more →

Update, Mar. 7, 2019 You have a unique and valuable perspective about why languages matter in Maryland. With your support, misguided bills like HB 1211, which attempt to equate computer science with language and culture, don’t stand a chance! Please read the following carefully regarding logistics for Friday’s hearing, which includes discussion on HB1211: Location: Maryland.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC — The Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) has named Amanda Seewald to lead the organization as the next President-Elect for the term of 2019-2020. Immediately following her term, she will become JNCL-NCLIS President for 2020-2021. Amanda has been teaching children,.. read more →

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 →