- NNELL collaborates with ACTFL, JNCL-NCLIS, and other state, regional and language organizations to advocate for expanding early language learning opportunities for all children as well as supporting existing program.
- NNELL seeks to provide materials to parents and community members to assist them in advocating for more, high quality early language learning.
- NNELL members enjoy the support of colleagues as they advocate to sustain, enhance and expand early language learning programs.
- NNELL membership dues support our ongoing advocacy efforts.
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The National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) recognizes the potential of technological innovations for improving foreign language teaching and learning.
Inclusion of All Learners in Early Language Programs
NNELL believes that all children are capable learning other languages in the early grades when provided opportunities for quality instruction by teachers with high expectations for all students, including those with diverse needs.
National Language Conference White Paper
The National Language Conference “Call to Action” acknowledges the urgent need for a cogent plan to provide opportunities for all students to effectively participate as U.S. citizens in the global community by gaining proficiency in world languages and a greater understanding and respect for diverse world cultures.
No Child Left Behind Act
The inclusion of World Languages as a core academic subject area in this Act sends a strong message about the importance of second language education in the U.S.
The study of world languages is an integral part of international education. Effective K-16 programs in major world languages, including non-European languages, are essential in order to meet the goals of international education.