Speak up for languages

Language Advocacy Day is February 14-15 in Washington, D.C., and here at Wayside we have been thinking about the many ways we can all advocate for the teaching and learning of languages.

Organized by the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL), Language Advocacy Day brings together professionals from all over the United States concerned about the state of language learning in this country. 

If you can't make it to Washington, join us on Twitter using #speakupforlanguages and tell us why you think world languages are important and how you speak up for language education in your community. We will be sharing some of our thoughts next week as well, so be sure to follow @WaysidePublish.

Need ideas on how to be a language advocate? The JNCL website offers great resources on contacting your local representatives and connecting with other language professionals.