This Crescent post will be discussing educational policy. While it may not be as visible in the day-to-day routine of teaching, language policy is the deciding factor in so many aspects that affect our careers as world language educators. Language policies can be the make or break when it comes to funding for classrooms, employment security and, most importantly, deciding student course opportunities.
Recently, there has been discussion in legislation that would allow the study of world language to be substituted with computer coding. Below you can find the SCFLTA's official position statement on the matter.
"The South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers’ Association (SCFLTA) stands with our national organization, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), against any legislation that would allow the study of a world language in the state of South Carolina to be substituted with computer coding".
Learn more about being an advocate for world languages here. Please contact your legislators and encourage your network to do the same. It's a quick and easy search from this website. Click
Editor of the Crescent
Bonjour! I am Kathrine Zahm, French immersion teacher at Midway Elementary and editor of the SCFLTA Crescent Blog! SCFLTA would love to feature you and your colleagues being advocates in and outside of the classroom! Have a topic you would like to see discussed, colleagues or students you want to give shout outs to? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your submissions. Don't forget to use #scflta on social media so we can spotlight the teachers, advocates and students of world languages!