Media Resources

Resources for Teachers

Talkin’ About Talk – Radio spots compiled in a series of 52 audio files.
A collection of insights into language: a series of 52 little essays–conversational in tone, light and anecdotal in style–that encourage language study and invite listeners to look further into the subject of each essay. The series is part of the 2005: The Year of Languages celebration.

Modern Language Association Language Map – Interactive
The MLA Language Map is intended for use by students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning about the linguistic and cultural composition of the United States. The MLA Language Map uses data from the 2000 United States census to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages and three groups of less commonly spoken languages in the United States. The Language Map illustrates the concentration of language speakers in zip codes and counties.

Tips for conducting a Public Advocacy Workshop and Letter Writing Campaign
This website includes information on “how to” advocate for your programs and offers tips for conducting a public advocacy workshop. Suggestions on writing letters, making phone calls, going on office visits, and contacting the media are included.

Tools for Education Advocates – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
This website helps teachers “get started” as advocates of their programs through the ASCD Advocacy Kit. Included are suggestions for building a network, devising an action plan, working with policymakers, working with the media, and setting up a community forum.