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August 7-10, 2012

NYSAFLT - Summer Institute

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY

Theme: A K-16 Seamless Program: Inspiring our Language Learners

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Call for Papers
Please be reminded that NNELL is currently seeking submission for the Fall/Winter edition of Learning Languages. Please view this PDF for details.
For your summer reading pleasure ...
Please be reminded to check out the spring issue of the journal, Step Outside: Powerful learning opportunities exist beyond the classroom walls, for your summer reading pleasure. The journal is located in the Members-Only area of the NNELL website.

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Consider renewing your membership

As the end of the membership year approaches, remember that NNELL wants to keep you connected to others interested in early language learning around the nation. Consider renewing your membership today and take advantage of all that NNELL has to offer!

Welcome Marcella!
Marcela Summerville, Northeast Regional Representative, will serve as interim National Networking Coordinator until November. The Networking Coordinator works with state and regional representatives across the country to assess needs, facilitate collaborative planning and share information.
Language Testimony on the Hill: May 21, 2012
Thirteen witnesses testified about the need for foreign language speakers in the military and other parts of government, and the potential implications for national security. Several of the speakers mentioned the need to begin learning a language early. Paula Patrick, Past President of NNELL testified that “we now have ample research that proves what all other countries have known for a long time. We must start language learning at an early age when the brain is most receptive to language acquisition.” Dr. Dan Davidson, President of American Councils for International Education stated “I cannot emphasize enough the critical importance of developing a pipeline of young students who begin foreign language instruction at an early age.” To watch their statements, go to http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/306148-1
Nominations now being accepted

The NNELL Nominations Committee is now accepting nominations for the Executive Board offices of:

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer

Please send the name of the nominee, a resume, and two letters of recommendation to ppatrick@nnell.org by July 27, 2012. Visit nnell.org for more information. The committee will select two nominees per office for the ballot. Voting will take place in September.



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