[EDLING:360] Year of Languages National Language Policy Summit, ACFTFL

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Wed Oct 27 18:07:44 UTC 2004



ACTFL's 2005: The Year of Languages
National Language Policy Summit:
An American Plan for Action

Mark your calendars:

January 10, 2005, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (EST) and
January 11, 2005, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (EST)

A Videoconference from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Focusing and expanding America's language policies is a top priority of the
Year of Languages initiative that will be celebrated throughout 2005.  To
begin this endeavor, ACTFL will bring together top leaders in education,
business and government to develop frameworks for implementing language
policies in these arenas.  World renowned scholar and researcher, Dr. Bernard
Spolsky, as well as other distinguished leaders from the business, government,
and academic worlds, will be participating in the policy discussions.

Participate via videoconferencing!
For anyone with a stake in the future of language education in America, this
international event is a must-attend opportunity.  Make your plans now to join
world-renowned speakers and participants through global videoconferencing.
The outcome of the summit will deliver a plan of action, timelines and the
assignment of tasks to ensure success.

Stay tuned for specific details about how you can participate at sites with
H.264 videoconferencing capabilities, or from your own computer equipped with
the appropriate hardware and software.

Make sure your voice is heard!
This is your chance to play a role in shaping language policies in this
country.  Our profession needs the input, experience and expertise of the
government leaders who will enact policy guidelines, the academic community
that will implement the plan, and the businesses as well as government and
humanitarian agencies who will be the ultimate beneficiaries of our efforts.
Consider this your call to action to play a pivotal role.

Additional participation information will be available by November 20. In the
meantime, schedule your local videoconferencing site now so that you and your
colleagues can participate in this important international event.

American Council on the
Teaching of Foreign Languages
700 South Washington Street, Suite 210
Alexandria, VA 22314

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