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Advocacy Resources

Bibliography of World Language Research

All Levels

Nugent, S. A. (2000).  Foreign language instruction in a global community. NASSP Bulletin.

Marcos, K. M., & Payton, J. K, (2000).  Promoting a language proficient society:  What you can do. Eric Digest.  Eric Clearning house on Languages and Linguistics.  Center for Applied Linguistics.  Washington D. C.

Willis, S.  (1996).  Foreign languages:  Learning to communicate in the real world.  Association for supervision and curriculum development.

Elementary

See Also FLES in this section

Armstrong, P. W., and Rogers, J. D. (1997).  Basic skills revisited:  The effects of foreign language instruction on reading, math, and language arts. Learning Languages, 2 (3), 20-31.

Garfinkel, A., and Tabor, K. E. (1991).  Elementary school foreign languages and English reading achievement:  A new view of the relationship.  Foreign Language Annals, 24 (5), 375-382.

Landry, R. G.  (1973).  The enhancement of figural creativity through second language learning at the elementary school level.  Foreign Language Annals, 7 (1), 111- 115.

Rafferty, E. A.  (1986).  Second language study and basic skills in Louisiana.  A paper written for the Louisiana State Department of Education, Baton Rouge, LA.

Saunders, C. M.  (1998).  The effect of the study of a foreign language in the elementary school on scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and an analysis of student- participant attitude and abilities.  Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Links

What’s going on nationally at the JNCL-NCLIS.
http://www.languagepolicy.org/

Find out the names of your representatives.
http://www.house.gov/

Find out the names of your senators.
http://www.senate.gov/

Central States’ Advocacy materials:
http://www.centralstates.cc/17states.html

Some resources available from this site include:

  1. 17 values of language study
  2. Rationale for foreign language study
  3. Why learn another language brochure.
  4. Language crisis in the war on terror
  5. Languages and the Brain
  6. Foreign language education in the 21st century

Surveys to be given to students at various levels.
http://www.flageorgia.org/advocacy.htm

Why learn another language article?
http://www.champs-elysees.com/community/why_another_language.aspx

Minnesota New Visions: Languages for Life
http://www.mctlc.org/newvisions/advocating.html

Among other resources, you will find:

  1. Tips for advocating: preparation, making the presentation, resources for putting together a presentation
  2. World languages promotion toolkit
  3. A collection of ideas for language promotion
  4. “Uncle Sam” poster
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