Create a vision for your class or department. How will your community be better as a result of an increase in multilingualism?
Inform and inspire students, parents, principals and district leadership about the LOTE standards and your passion for the Proficiency Movement!
Ask stakeholders how you can work together to promote World Language study.
Ask your district how they plan to award the Bilingual Performance Acknowledgement to students (Seal of Biliteracy). Work with counselors and administration to advertise the value of the performance acknowledgement to students and parents.
As a Private Citizen
VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. Vote for candidates who support World Language education. Don’t know if your state and federal representatives and senators support multilingual education initiatives? Find your representative and contact them here.
Organize a local advocacy team of parents, students and educators.
Initiate contact with your state and federal legislators to educate them on the Proficiency Movement and the importance of World Language education. Let them know how being bilingual helps your district, the state and the nation. Ask for their support.
* According to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ report America’s Languages and the US Census Bureau.