July 24, 2011

Videos of Policy Events in Washington, D.C.

From http://juergenkurtz.wordpress.com

View a series of videos from Language Learning in the 21st century – Innovative Language Classroom on the Hill, a highly interesting US policy briefing and classroom demonstration hosted by ACTFL and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills on March 29, 2011, at http://juergenkurtz.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/multilingual-education-in-the-21st-century-a-top-priority-around-the-globe

Watch a video exchange between Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka (D-HI), Chair of the Readiness and Management Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee and Leon Panetta during his confirmation hearing to become Secretary of Defense. They are discussing the value and importance of knowing other languages and the “foreign language capabilities” of the Defense Department. This clip is available on the Senator’s web site as well, http://akaka.senate.gov


Shackelford, S. [OFLA] Fwd: Akaka-Panetta Video. OFLA listserv (OFLA@LISTSERV.KENT.EDU, 5 Jul 2011).

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