Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers' Association
Advocacy - Why studying a foreign language is useful
The 2011 United States census reports that 60,577,020 U.S. citizens speak more than one language. The population of people who speak more than one language is rapidly growing in the U.S.; this means that it would behoove those who plan on seeking a collegiate education and professional career to learn at least one foreign language that is largely spoken in the U.S. Read more...
The December 2013 issue of Language Magazine is available online at this link.
At our 2018 Winter Workshop, Desa Dawson, our OK World Language Superintendent and ACTFL President 2017 led a compelling discussion on advocating for our programs and world language study. Here are some websites you can use to help you advocate for world language programs. There is also a link to a PDF version of the presentation given by Desa Dawson and the Westmoore world language teachers.
Leading with Languages - http://www.leadwithlanguages.org/
Educators Rising - https://educatorsrising.org/