December 1, 2020 | American Academy of Arts & Sciences

For the first time in their histories, five international academies have joined together to sign a document in support of increased investment in language education, an unprecedented collaboration at a time of global uncertainty.

The Importance of Languages in Global Context: An International Call to Action is a collaboration of five institutions from nations in which English is a primary language: the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the British Academy, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, The Australian Academy of the Humanities, and the Royal Society of Canada.

The statement was inspired by the ongoing work of the American and British Academies, which have issued complementary reports on language education in recent years. The American Academy took the lead on this effort as part of its rollout efforts in support of its 2017 report, America’s Languages: Investing In Language Education for the 21st Century.

November 21, 2020 | Seal of Biliteracy

After several years of implementing the Seal of Biliteracy at the state and local levels, many lessons have been learned, many questions have arisen, and many ideas have been piloted and evaluated. To share what has been learned from these experiences, seven organizations present these updated guidelines for implementation of the Seal of Biliteracy. 

The goals for presenting these guidelines are to:

  1. Strengthen existing strategies for implementing the Seal of Biliteracy
  2. Encourage expansion of practices at the local and state levels
  3. Connect all language learning programs across institutional lines (including primary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions) to support all learners to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy, regardless of learners’ native or heritage languages

It all begins with Advocacy because, although the Seal of Biliteracy has spread quickly across the country since it was first introduced in California in 2011, there are still many students who do not yet have access to a State Seal of Biliteracy.


Deadline: December 11, 2020

The preparation of the Global Action Plan for the IDIL2022-2032 is an immediate response to the implementation of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/74/135). The IDIL2022-2032 is one of the key outcomes of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019). One of the first steps in the preparatory process for the organization of the International Decade is the preparation of a Global Action Plan to ensure international cooperation and a joint and well-coordinated action at all levels.

The online survey, available in English, French and Spanish, will facilitate a global consultative process for the drafting of the Global Action Plan and set a path for a decade of action for indigenous languages and their users.


Date: March 11-13, 2021

First and foremost, CSCTFL is a conference. For 53 years, CSCTFL has provided exceptional opportunities for language professionals to gather in person -- and now virtually -- to learn and share.  

This year, CSCTFL has planned a robust and varied program that includes all of your favorite CSCTFL opportunities -- 45-minute live break-out sessions, two keynote addresses, frequent wellness activities, entertainment breaks, meet-ups, and a wonderful virtual exhibit hall! 

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