October 2008 ::

October 17, 2008

KFLC Call for Papers

The University of Kentucky is now accepting abstracts for the upcoming 62nd Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference to be held April 16-18, 2009. Download the official call for papers. The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 24, 2008. For more information on the conference please visit http://www.as.uky.edu/kflc/ or contact the directors by email at kflc@uky.edu

October 07, 2008

U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program

Now in its thirteenth year, this program sends American K-12 teachers to China to teach English in Chinese secondary schools, and places Chinese secondary school teachers of English in American schools to teach Chinese language and culture, and where appropriate, English as a Second Language. Learn more »

October 01, 2008

NEA: Finding Our Way with Words

What does it say about America that we are the only industrialized nation that routinely graduates high school students who speak only one language? Frankly, it says that if you want to talk to us—to do business with us, negotiate peace with us, learn from or teach us, or even just pal around with us—you'd better speak English. The fact that we're woefully behind in world language skills has long registered somewhere between, "Hmmm," and "Yeah, so?" on the national priority gauge. (Compare that to our panicky responses to indicators that we're not on top in math and science.) Read entire article