T he U.S. Department of Education (USED) recently released the results of its 2010-2012 FLAS Tracking Survey. FLAS, or the Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship program authorized by Title VI of the Higher Education Act (HEA), provides academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education. The fellowships are awarded on the basis of.. read more →

The Department of Defense (DOD) is placing increasing emphasis on engaging and strengthening partner nation security forces to deter aggression and shape security environments around the world. In accordance with this emphasis, the Army is regionally aligning its forces to geographic combatant commands with the intent of providing tailored, trained, responsive, and consistently available forces.. 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 →

On March 31, 2014, senior defense official Gail McGinn presented her paper entitled “Government Needs and Shortages in Foreign Language and Regional Expertise and Knowledge: Signals, Facts and Clues”. The paper traces and draws conclusions from the various activities, hearings, assessments and reviews taking place since 2003 that cover the topic. The full text of.. 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 →

18 Dec 2014
December 18, 2014

JNCL-NCLIS Accomplishments, 2012-2014

JNCL-NCLIS Accomplishments, 2012-2014 read more →

17 Dec 2014
December 17, 2014

FY15 Appropriations

The language funding that we advocate for is spread throughout several departments of the government. This year’s appropriations cycle brought some successes, and thankfully, very few cuts. The chart below details past-years appropriations and requests to the relevant language programs in the Department of State, Department of Defense and Department of Education, as well as.. read more →

From the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages 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 →