Equitable Access to World Language Education

Our WAFLT Advocacy team will pay special attention to the impact on African American students and all students of color with regard to our key advocacy issues of:

  • Implementation of the 2-credit World Language high school graduation requirement

  • Earning of the Seal of Biliteracy

Resources for World Language educators:

1. The Language Educator article: "Diversifying Language Educators and Learners" by Dr. L.J. Randolph and Dr. Uju Anya

2. ACTFL publication, "Words and Actions" by Cassandra Glynn, Pamela Wesley, and Beth Wassell

3. We Teach Languages podcast with "Social Justice and Representation with L.J. Randolph


4. ACTFL YouTube Playlist: Resources for Language Educators on Race and Social Justice 


5. ACTFL's resource list for Race, Diversity, and Social Justice 

6. ASCD's resource list: Building Racial Justice and Equity

7. WEA (Washington) blog post, "My Black Timeline" by Charlotte Lartey

8. Wakelet (bookmark) collection created by Anna Ogunnaike: Antiracism Resources for WL Educators 

In June, 2020, the WAFLT Board issued this statement about our commitment to equitable access to language programs.