CLTA Tweets!

We’re excited to announce the launch of @CLTAtweets!  Please check out the CLTA’s presence on Twitter, and check it daily for tips, strategies, and vital information for world language teachers!  All subscribers to @CLTAtweets will have inside access to CLTA resources that will help us in our classrooms all throughout the year!For information on creating your Twitter account, please email us at CLTAtweets@gmail.com!

Calling all language teachers! Nominate a colleague for an award.

It is time to think about honoring our own colleagues and friends who give so much of themselves to their students and peers.  It is a multiple step process, so please go to the website and click on awards in order to find out about them.  There are outstanding teacher awards, a teacher leader award, and even the Hal Wingard Lifetime Achievement Award. Go to http://www.clta.net/awards/.

Learning World Languages and Cultures in California: A Stimulus for Academic and Economic Success

Authored by the California Foreign Language Project (CFLP) staff, this publication identifies the status and importance of world language education in California and provides recommendations for strengthening California’s economy, preparing students academically to successfully to compete in the global economy of the 21st Century. The report argues that an investment in World Languages and Cultures study is critical in order to increase students’ academic achievement, promote international cooperation, provide effective social services for all citizens and market California’s products across the globe.

This publication is available at no charge in PDF format on the CFLP site. You can download the entire report here.

JNCL-NCLIS Executive Summary

The Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS) is our voice in Washington and is made up of over forty professional organizations in the country. CLTA maintains its membership in JNCL and sends representatives to its delegate assembly each year in Washington, D.C., to make your concerns known. (Your CLTA dues at work for you.) JNCL-NCLIS has provided us the an executive summary of the latest developments in language education in Washington. See the executive summary.