August 18, 2020 | Senator Rosen PR
U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Coronavirus Language Access Act, legislation introduced by Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) that would expand access to coronavirus-related resources by increasing language access services and supporting culturally appropriate COVID-19 response programs to help older Americans, those who have limited English proficiency (LEP), and people with disabilities.

We cannot overcome this crisis until we can speak to all Americans. At the beginning of the pandemic, I launched a portal on my website with information and assistance in different languages so that all Nevadans can access the resources they need as we navigate COVID-19. But the federal government must work harder to communicate with the nearly 25 million Americans who have limited English proficiency,” said Senator Rosen. “This legislation will ensure that coronavirus-related information, services, and relief programs are clear and accessible to all. By ensuring that all Americans have access to these much-needed resources, we can help stop the spread of coronavirus in our communities and put workers and families on the road to recovery.”

August 19, 2020 | JNCL Announcement

Please join JNCL-NCLIS President-Elect, Amanda Seewald, for the 2020 Conference of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools.

The conference will be held Friday, October 9, 12:30 – 6:00 PM and Saturday, October 10, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Eastern time.
Workshops include:
  • Engaging City, State, and National Organizations, Consulates and Embassies, Boards of Education
  • Hiring, Training, and Retaining Effective Teachers
  • Effective Instruction: Best Practices
  • Engaging and Collaborating With Parents, Schools, and the Community
  • Gaining Credit and Recognition for Language Proficiency: Developing a Pathway for Students to Level Up
  • Gaining Credit and Recognition for Language Proficiency: Assessing Student Proficiency


Deadline: October 15th, 2020

Have an amazing idea or lesson to share? Consider submitting a proposal for SCOLT 2021: Language Through an Unfiltered Lens. 
Deadline to submit a proposal is October 15, 2020. 

Deadline: September 14th

The J. David Edwards Power of Advocacy Award is an annually sponsored award presented at JNCL-NCLIS' Language Advocacy Day. Each year, JNCL-NCLIS recognizes one language advocate in the field who has exhibited excellence in grassroots advocacy.

Webinar: August 29, 2020

To support you in adapting to e-Learning, The Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is coordinating three different online sessions this August. You may register for one, two, or all three sessions and earn professional development hours from ICTFL for attendance.

Notice ID: H9240220R0001_Solicitation
Location: Fort Bragg , NC
Response Date: September 2nd
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