The following content has been reposted from actfl.org
February has been designated as Discover Languages month by the ACTFL Board of Directors. ACTFL members are encouraged to organize events and activities around this theme during the month of February.
The key cornerstones of this sustained public awareness campaign include:
PUBLIC AWARENESS, ADVOCACY AND POLICY
Throughout the campaign, there will be a focus on advocating for language education with a strong public awareness component at all levels of instruction, Pre-K through adulthood, and at all levels of influence from the local community to the national level. As part of this advocacy campaign, there will be a strategic plan to shape policy in a variety of arenas.
RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
The Discover Languages campaign will include a strategic plan for research to promote best practices to enhance the quality of language teaching and to identify both cognitive and social benefits of language learning.
RESOURCES AND COLLABORATION
The Discover Languages campaign will seek to provide a unifying effort among all language professionals by working collaboratively on projects to promote language education and to identify resources that meet the needs of the constituent groups of language professionals.
For more information and to read the rest of this blog post, visit the ACTFL site here.
Be sure to include Livemocha in your activities. With 38 languages to offer, there’s tons of fun to be had all month!