JNCL President Amanda Seawald announces Dates for LANGUAGE ADVOCACY DAYS 2022!




February 2-4


NCLG represents YOU!

Please support us - or join us!


JNCL-NCLIS invites all language advocates to save the date for Virtual Language Advocacy Days 2022: Language at the Intersection


National Committee for Latin and Greek is a Board Member and a Significant Contributor

for the advocacy organization,

Joint National Committee on Languages--National Council on Language and International Studies

Please Note:

National Language Advocacy Days 2022 will be VIRTUAL and held on February 2-4.


The NCLG looks forward to advocating with and for you in February.

Please support us or better yet - join us! 

ANYONE can join in this important work.

It is interesting and rewarding to meet congressional members and represent our interests. 

 At the languagepolicy.org and their Legislative Action Center page - they make it EASY for you to also!

For those who cannot attend....NCLG is there.

NCLG advocates for many Classical Associations!

NCLG works to represent all Latin and Greek programming.

We represent and support the value of language skills and their importance within the academic curriculum.

We help advocate for many equity issues through expanded second language legislation and funding,

grants, Title funds, NEH, language recognition, inclusive outreach, and more!


To support us, designate a gift "to the NCLG" here.



"Each year, JNCL-NCLIS delegates and dedicated language advocates across the county unite to meet with Members of Congress and promote the importance of language education and international studies.In 2021 we debuted the virtual version of our Language Advocacy Days with resounding, record-breaking success. Stories of multilingualism and the need for federal language education policy were heard by all 100 U.S. Senators and 180+ Representatives. In consideration of the on-going COVID pandemic, travel restrictions for educators outside of Washington, D.C., and in-person visitor restrictions on Capitol Hill, the JNCL-NCLIS Board of Directors has elected to continue with the virtual format for Language Advocacy Days 2022 to prioritize the health and safety of our attendees and congressional staff. While we look forward to the day when we can gather in-person on Capitol Hill, we are excited to continue this momentum through our virtual format by featuring new vendors and programming and welcoming back advocates from all 50 states with this accessible and impactful format. You can help strengthen our voice and broaden our reach by sharing this event on social media and inviting advocates from your networks!"




NCLG hosts the very first JNCL-NCLIS 




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a flier of details!

Contact NCLG Chair Dr. Zarrow for news

on follow-up details and recorded segments.















Plan now for the next Institute in June '22

with 5 days of sessions and presentations!








-- An Amazing Experience for our NCLG Delegation!--

Seven members of NCLG traveled virtually to Washington to represent


as they presented Congressional members and staffers

with critical language information on current legislations

and funding appropriations bills affecting all language students and professionals! 


Please Become an Advocate!

Check out the FOLDER HERE of detailed, factual resource documents that you

can download and use to quickly learn about these issues and advocate now

with local, state and national government. Thanks to 270 attendees,

who represented ALL 50 STATES and D.C.,

the office of every Senator and each of their individual House Representatives

were contacted and language issues were discussed.



We only make a difference when we are heard and seen!




JNCL-NCLIS, The Joint National Committee for Languages/The National Council for Languages and International Studies, is our national lobbying organization for second language study and language services in the United States. Connect at http://www.languagepolicy.org/  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.


The common purpose of the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) is the promotion and implementation of public policy in support of all world languages and of international studies and right of equitable accessibility to quality second language instruction for ALL students in the nation; the improvement and enhancement of international studies and the studying, learning, teaching of languages, linguistics, cultures, and their practical application; and the advancement of that purpose, by joint action among the members and through appropriate relationships with other individuals and organizations in the public and private sectors of the nation. 


The National Committee for Latin and Greek has been providing a voice for Latin and Greek Studies within the NJCL and joins them annually in their advocacy to officials in Washington DC and in various state governments. This is vital work and NCLG represents all local, regional and national associations in its advocacy activities.


1/7/2021 Announcement

We welcome Edward ‘Ted’ Zarrow, as our incoming NCLG Advocacy Chair and our representative to the Board of Directors of JNCL-NCLIS ! Ted is one of eleven colleagues who are members of the National Committee for Latin and Greek, advocating across the nation and liaising with numerous organizations and institutions.


Please visit https://www.languagepolicy.org/board to see bios and roles of all JNCL Board Members.  The NCLG is proud to be a Significant Contributor to the advocacy work of JNCL-NCLIS. Donations alone allow NCLG to maintain this level of involvement and membership, as we represent state, regional and national associations involved with Greek and Latin language and cultural studies education. Donations can be made through our Treasurer or by following instructions on our homepage at promotelatin.org.




World Language Advocacy 

PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING IN LANGUAGE ADVOCACY! Contact us if you wish to become more involved in your area. We also invite you to consider joining national advocacy efforts by contacting your state and national representatives. In addition, if you wish to join our efforts, contact us. We want our NCLG committee members to reflect all levels of education and we want to promote the rights of all students to language access.

Know the current issues! Here are some links for making connections that can add timeliness and effectiveness to your advocacy. Stay in the know and learn how to make your voice and opinions heard locally, regionally and nationally.


JNCL_NCLIS   Go to languagepolicy.org for ALL the news about national legislative issues, bills and funding that touch in any way upon language education and language services.


JNCL-NCLIS   Receive weekly email Action Alerts and NewsBriefs. Click Login/sign up.



NEW!! JNCL LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER  Find out how to connect directly with your state and local representatives in Washington! No more guessing!



In-Person Advocacy   Tips on planning an effective meeting with your legislators 



Advocacy contacts   Follow your government and what they are voting on and considering. YOUR VOICE CAN MATTER!  Please influence your officials about the benefits of laws and bills that support language education and equity of access to quality education.

Here’s how to get in touch with your elected officials: national, state, local, city.  https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials


ACTFL 'You can become a world language advocate!' Check out suggested paths of action HERE.


Consider these 10 goals for state-level advocacy  and check to see if local associations are aware of what they can be doing on the state level to support world language education.


ACTFL Advocacy Alerts  Weekly SmartBriefs are very informative and include articles about current programs, success stories, news, and action items that reflect language teaching and learning  today.


Your State and Regional Language Associations  Check websites for groups you know, like MaFLA.org, CLTA.net; CAMWS.org, et al.) See if they have an advocacy page, news page, or advocacy information contacts about issues like inclusion and diversity and benefits of second language study. Stay in the know about current laws and funding bills in your own state.  These bills can affect language education greatly and need to be monitored carefully. Watch things like maintaining graduation requirements that include world language credits, approving the graduation Seal of Biliteracy, preserving equity in funding, supporting teacher training, etc.


For other good information on efforts to promote Humanities education in general, go to the National Humanities Alliance, another non-profit organization.