October 28, 2020 | Ed Week

Amid stalled coronavirus relief negotiations, leading Democrats on a congressional education committee unveiled a proposal this week they say could safeguard up to 3.9 million education jobs threatened by the pandemic and address the effects of interrupted learning. 

To address these concerns, the Save Education Jobs Act would provide up to $261 billion to preserve teaching and other school jobs over a 10-year period. All states could draw on the money for at least six years. The funding would remain available after that six-year period until the national unemployment rate falls to 5.5 percent or below (for perspective, unemployment now stands at 7.9 percent). Individual states with high unemployment rates could receive additional aid after that time frame.

November 4, 2020 | Slator

A new California law expands translation requirements for consumer contracts for business negotiated in languages other than English.

Sponsored by Assemblymember Monique Limón and signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 25, 2020, AB 3254 builds on an existing requirement for businesses negotiating certain contracts in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or Korean to provide consumers with translated contracts.

As explained in the bill, of the 3.8 million Californians who speak little to no English, 3.5 million speak one of the five specified languages. Now, non-party signatories, such as guarantors or co-signers, also have the right to receive a translated contract.

October 28, 2020 | DC Language Immersion News

JNCL-NCLIS is thankful for the advocacy efforts of DC Language Immersion Project over the past 6 years.

It is with great disappointment that we share with you that the DC Language Immersion Project (DC Immersion) is dissolving as a 501c3 organization due to a lack of resources after six years of tireless advocacy for multilingual education in the District of Columbia.

Multilingual education is recognized as one of the most effective programs for closing the achievement gap, broadening economic opportunity, and promoting understanding for students of all socioeconomic and racial/ethnic backgrounds. 

In a city whose residents speak a rich diversity of languages in their homes, multilingual education matters to the District of Columbia. It not only helps students feel safe and seen in their educational settings, but it helps non English-dominant families engage with their children’s education. Multilingual education programs provide a pathway to the middle class for English-native-speakers and non-English-native speakers alike because they are in demand in the workforce here in DC and abroad. A multilingual education is an entrance ticket to Washington’s embassies, cultural centers and international institutions and the wider world.  


Event: February 3-5, 2021

Planning to attend Virtual Language Advocacy Day 2021? Preview the preliminary schedule and register today!

During the three day advocacy event, language educators and professionals will unite for the unique opportunity to learn about the federal programs that impact the Language Enterprise, understand the role of advocacy in advancing collective policy priorities, and gain skills to become successful advocates for world languages.

Integrated Performance Assessments, released by the NFLRC in 2020, is a series of 7 episodes on performance assessments in the three modes of communication, leading up to integrated performance assessments (IPA).

All interviews are hosted by Nicole Naditz (2015 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year) for the NFLRC.

The NFLRC contributed its expertise in instructional design and technology and provided logistical support. Each episode features interviews with world language professionals who share their insights and experience in relation to incorporating performance assessments into the language classroom.

Enjoy the series either as podcasts or as TED-Ed lessons, which contain a video of the interview, additional information with links, a quiz, and question prompts for discussion or reflection.


Date: December 2-3, 2020

Global CRED is a free international online virtual event for all language learners. We are excited to provide those with bilingual skills an opportunity to earn language credentials including the serial-numbered, three-tiered Global Seal of Biliteracy.

The Global Seal of Biliteracy is working to create a pathway for linguistic talent looking for opportunities to grow and use their bilingual skills. We want to highlight and support language learners by providing them with connections to their next level on an exciting lifelong language journey. Global C.R.E.D. is all about what we do: Credentialing and Recognizing Excellence and Determination. We invite you to join us as a language learner or as a valued stakeholder to help bilinguals leverage their skills as together we create a “Learner to User” multilingual pipeline.

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Location: JPN
Response Date: November 6th
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