Advocate

Make your mark

The Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (IFLTA) promotes the teaching and learning of world languages and cultures in Indiana by providing professional development opportunities for world language instructors and advocating for world languages. IFLTA offers recommendations to support local programs. 

  • What to say to support my local programs?
  • Suggestions for writing letters to legislators
  • Success stories for foreign language education and advocacy work questionnaire

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.

~Theodore Roosevelt, an American statesman, politician, naturalist, and writer

Inspire people

A national campaign Lead with Languages suggests several ways of making an impact in your community. Become an advocate for languages and discuss critical issues with representatives in the Senate and the House.

In today’s increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, proficiency in other languages is a vital skill that gives you the opportunity to engage with the world in a more immediate and meaningful way. Discover these opportunities through Lead with Languages, a national campaign aimed at making language proficiency a national priority. Volunteer for languages and raise awareness on different levels.

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.

~Elizabeth Andrew, a writer