Hosted by the Hunter College Chinese Flagship Program and the Institute of International Education, this October 26, 2012 event brought together more than 170 language educators, language administrators, foreign exchange specialists, and other language stakeholders to discuss innovations in language teaching and learning. The event disseminated results of the Flagship program to the foreign language field, including documentation of high-level language proficiency attained by undergraduate and graduate students across 10 critical languages as measured by government and academic testing.
In addition to plenary talks from Dr. Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia Group, Dr. Allan Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE), Dr. Vita Rabinowitz, Hunter College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Marty Abbott, Executive Director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), David Goldberg, Associate Director, Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL), Modern Languages Association (MLA), Dr. Erec R. Koch, Hunter College Dean of Arts & Sciences, a number of panel discussions were held. Presentations from Results 2012 have been posted here.
The Language Flagship National Student Meeting
The Language Flagship hosted the inaugural Language Flagship National Student Meeting March 4-6, 2012 at The University of Maryland. For more information on The Language Flagship National Student Meeting please see the lead article of the Spring 2012 Discourse.
The meeting brought together student representatives from each Flagship campus, key leaders of the National Security Education Program, and federal hiring officials to discuss topics of global importance, learn about the national movement to raise standards for language learning across the United States, and to network with The Language Flagship future global professionals. Students from the Chinese Language Flagship at Hunter College were the winners of the Student Video Competition - their winning submission can be viewed here.
The Language Flagship is a groundbreaking effort to change the way Americans think about and learn foreign languages. Here you will find a selection of national media coverage on our programs, language education, and more.
Portuguese Flagship Program Sending First Class to Brazil in February, from UGA Columns, January, 2013
New Scholarships for Language Flagship students, from The Daily Bruin, January 3, 2013
Breaking Down Language Barriers, from Military Advanced Education Magazine, November, 2012
Applying to College? Make Sure You Have Options to Study Languages, from Huffington Post, October 1, 2012
The study-abroad route less traveled: A year in Russia, UCLA Newsroom,November 30, 2011
Two GA Colleges Win Language Grants, from GPB News, November 25, 2011
Georgia Universities Chosen for Pilot Chinese Programs, from Global Atlanta, November 18, 2011
NGCSU receives $720K funding for Chinese instruction for cadets, from AccessNorthGa.com, November 3, 2011
IU Bloomington chosen to establish nation's first Turkish Flagship program, from IU News Room, October 6, 2011
National Security Education Program Awards Three Pilot Flagship/ROTC Initiatives to Increase Foreign Language Proficiency in ROTC Students, The National Security Education Program, September 30, 2011
WKU Graduate to Use Fulbright Grant for Research in China, from WBKO, June 16, 2011
Born in China, UO student will return to study under Boren Scholarship, Celebrating Champions, University of Oregon, May 26, 2011
College campuses add language immersion programs, from USA Today, April 29, 2011
R.I. Foundation honors 19 from URI as Inaugural class of Demers fellows, from URI News, April 22, 2011
Never Lost in Translation, from Military Advanced Education Magazine, April 6, 2011
BYU and UVU students compete in Chinese speech contest, from BYU Daily Universe, March 6, 2011
Written words works of art: Chinese classes catching on, quoted in Master Chinese from Clarion Ledger, February 28, 2011
Buying fair: 'International reach' can be reality by supporting fair-trade, from WKU Herald, February 22, 2011
High school students to learn about Chinese language, culture, from ASU News, February 21, 2011
UM's Chinese language program in demand, from Mississippi Business Journal, February 21, 2011
Beginning Chinese class now using new software to learn characters, from College Media Network, February 1, 2011
Panel discusses Egyptian experiences, from The State News, February 27, 2011
University offers opportunity to study Chinese, travel to China, from The Good 5¢ Cigar, February 25, 2011
Ole Miss Chinese Language Program in Demand, from My Fox Memphsis, February 21, 2011
Seminar discusses challenges of teaching Arabic, from Gulf Times, February 10, 2011
Shortage of Chinese language teachers in Oregon prompts virtual classes with educators in China, from Oregonlive.com, February 6, 2011
U.S. College Students Return from Egypt, from ABC News, February 4, 2011
IU awarded graduate Flagship program for Chinese education, from IU News Room, February 2, 2011
Study abroad funded through Obama's "100,000 Strong Initiative, from SFSU State News, February 1, 2011
Ohio students learn Chinese with help from grants, from News and Sentinel, January 31, 2011
OU school under new title, from The Norman Transcript, January 27, 2011
Foreign Frenzy, from The State News, January 20, 2011
Indiana University creates advanced Swahili program, from WTHR Indianapolis, January 18, 2011
Arabic major receives online master’s program, from The State News, January 12, 2011