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Advocacy in the Commonwealth

Advocacy in the Commonwealth


PSMLA Advocacy Webpage is dedicated to promoting language education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

National Advocacy

  • ACTFL Advocacy Page and Resources The most complete list of resources, links, and facts (please start by the Legislative Action Center in the Box “TAKE ACTION”)
  • National World-Readiness Standards for Learning Language
  • P21’s Framework for 21st Century Learning  The framework proposes to “define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, as well as the support systems necessary for 21st century learning outcomes. It has been used by thousands of educators and hundreds of schools in the U.S. and abroad to put 21st century skills at the center of learning.” It claims to have been developed with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders.
  • Engaging the World: US Global Competence in the 21st Century While there are a lot of good information on the site, we recommend that you watch and share the videos (they are in English) when/if you need to convince students, counselors, administrators or even parents that developing global competence and world language skills is indeed helping Americans to compete in today’s global economy.

State Advocacy

Local Advocacy

Selected Social Network Resources