Kansas World Language Association

Promoting and improving teachingProviding professional development. Encouraging cooperation.


Article: Businesses Value Native Languages (PDF) - posted November 12, 2014



Kansas Needs French! (PDF)
Updated advocacy information from AATF; it can be helpful for teachers looking for support for their programs.


Advocacy Resources from ACTFL's website:
These links will lead you to helpful websites where you’ll find information and suggestions about implementing various approached to advocacy. Some of them focus on issues other than foreign language education, but the techniques they describe will work for you as well. Still others contain links to other websites with useful information.

ACTFL’s Discover Languages site

The Language Educator Article - Getting the Word out About Language Learning

The Language Educator Article on Advocacy – You Don’t Have to Be an Experienced Lobbyist to Make a Difference 

ACTFL informational brochures

Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC)

FLANC informational brochures

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Wisconsin Clearinghouse For Prevention Resources 

Wake Forest University Alliance for Language Learning

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

CAL: Benefets of Early Language Learning

NAFSA Association of International Educators 

NAFSA Advocacy Handbook 

JNCL-NCLIS Advocacy Resource 

Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures - Brochure  

Posters available from the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures