Foreign Languages – a Necessary Skill?
How can we show parents and students that knowledge of a second language is a necessary skill? Look for recent headlines to share with parents and post them on bulletin boards in classrooms and hallways. We are providing you with an immediate resource – What You Can Do With Foreign Languages – for eye-catching titles and information to get you started. Print a slide to decorate your walls or share with parents.
Help Others Help You Promote Foreign Language Learning
Our new brochure will help you explain to administrators the special needs of foreign language programs and effective teaching practices. It provides information for supervision, walk through tools, planning and more. You will also fin resources for your department office.
New Materials for You!
MaFla has created a series of brochures, flyers, and thought-provoking suggestions to help you advocate for your foreign language program. You may download and print any of the available materials soon to be listed below. Come to the Advocacy Table at the MaFLA Annual Fall Conference to get new brochures, tips, and information and to participate in advocacy tasks.
Kathleen Turner, French teacher at Sharon High School and Massachusetts’ 2012 Teacher of the Year provides some Tips from the Toy that any teacher can pply to get students, parents, and the school talking about foreign languages.
Need ideas for your language club, look at Tips for Language Clubs.
- You may be doing many things to promote your department but would like a checklist to see if there isn’t something you haven’t thought of. If this is you, take a look at our Ideas for Foreign Language Department Visibility.
- Another helpful list of online information is Advocacy Tools and Resources.
MaFLa hopes that you enjoy these ideas for Everyday Advocacy.
The document, College Requirements of Foreign Language Study, is a wonderful resource to share with your Guidance Office, post in your classroom, or share with students and parents. Thanks to MaFLA First Vice President Jane Rizzitano for sharing it with us!
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