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  Michele Aoki
  Program Supervisor
  michele.aoki@k12.wa.us
  (360) 725-6129

  Eva Gonzalez Abad
  Spanish Language Consultant
  eva.gonzalez@k12.wa.us

 

World Languages

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Language Associations, Centers, and Organizations

Washington State

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Grants and Funding

Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) LEA Grants, U.S. Department of Education
This program provides grants to establish, improve, or expand innovative foreign language programs for elementary and secondary school students. In awarding grants under this program, the secretary of education supports projects that: (a) show the promise of being continued beyond their project period and (b) demonstrate approaches that can be disseminated and duplicated by other LEAs. The program supports foreign language instruction in elementary schools, immersion programs, curriculum development, professional development, and distance learning. 

Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) SEA Grants, U.S. Department of Education
This program provides grants to establish, improve, or expand innovative foreign language programs for elementary and secondary school students. In awarding grants under this program, the secretary of education supports projects that promote systemic approaches to improving foreign language learning in the state. 

Language Flagship, U.S. Department of State
The Language Flagship leads the nation in designing, supporting, and implementing a new paradigm for advanced language education. Through an innovative partnership among the federal government, education, and business, The Language Flagship seeks to graduate students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of fluency in one of many languages critical to U.S. competitiveness and security.

STARTALK, Center for Language and Area Studies - Office of the Director of National Intelligence
STARTALK is the newest of the component programs of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) announced by former President Bush in January of 2006. The initiative seeks to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages that are not now widely taught in the US. Other programs under the NSLI umbrella include Title VI/Fulbright Hays programs of the US Department of Education, The National Security Education program of the National Defense University, and study abroad and exchange programs of the US Department of State.

STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of Americans learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages by offering students (K–16) and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development, forming an extensive community of practice that seeks continuous improvement in such criteria as outcomes-driven program design, standards-based curriculum planning, learner-centered approaches, excellence in selection and development of materials, and meaningful assessment of outcomes.

Learn more about 2014 STARTALK Programs for Teachers and Students in Washington State.

 

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