American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
"The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 9,000 foreign language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry."
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"There has never been a time when advocacy in support of language education has been more critical. Maintaining existing language education programs and expanding them to include new languages and instruction for middle and elementary school students, and diversifying language offerings in high schools and universities must be the goals of such advocacy."
"Language advocacy is a comprehensive effort to serve as a national voice for language-related issues and raise public awareness of the benefits of learning languages in order to influence the direction of present and future education."
For more information about this national campaign for languages announced by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and to learn about the importance of learning languages and understanding cultures in the lives of all Americans, please visit the ACTFL website www.discoverlanguages.org.