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Advocating for our children is an inherent part of parenting. We do it every single day in both big and small ways. We know bilingualism is good and we want it for our children. So how can we advocate to make languages more accessible in our communities? In this episode, we begin exploring how you can go from knowing to doing with our guest, Amanda Seewald, the president-elect of the Joint National Committee for Languages. Think of it as a call to action.
Amanda is the owner of Maracas Language Programs, has raised a bilingual daughter and son, and is an experienced language teacher. She spends much of her time advocating for language programs and policy.
Mentioned in this Episode
- JNCL NewsBrief – Sign up for alerts, calls to action, and news about language education, advocacy, and policy.
- Parents for Language Facebook Group
- America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century, American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on Language Learning, Feb 2017
- Making Languages Our Business: Addressing Foreign Language Demand Among U.S. Employers