Should school districts commit to a comprehensive K-12 language-learning initiative?
Where do postsecondary students fit into the language picture?
Are businesses realizing the strategic value of a multilingual workforce?
Find out the answers to these questions by live streaming Advocating for Change: Connecting Our Nation Through Language, an education roundtable taking place on May 17 in Arlington, VA.
How can we better equip our students and our workforce with the language skills they need to thrive in a global economy? Demand for language skills grows just as the language gap increases, negatively impacting US economic competitiveness and national security.
Watch and listen live as language experts and leaders from education, business, and the public sector come together to exchange ideas and share their insight.
Tune in as the moderator and panelists discuss:
- Equipping K-12 students with foreign language skills
- Developing a multilingual workforce important to our nation’s success and security
- Making language learning a national priority
Program Moderator is Tom Vander Ark, President & CEO, Getting Smart. He will be joined by four panelists:
- Marty Abbott, Executive Director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
- Kenric Tsethlikai, Managing Director, The Joseph H. Lauder Institute at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- Hsi-Ling Liao, Data Analyst and Research Associate, New American Economy
- Government Representative, TBD
This roundtable is sponsored by Rosetta Stone in association with Lead With Languages, a national campaign aimed at highlighting the growing importance of language skills and making language proficiency a national priority.
We look forward to you joining in for the live stream of this timely education roundtable.