It goes without saying that state and national legislation is going to play a key role in the future of how students, from K-12 all the way to those beginning in the military, will acquire new languages. Throughout the years, various legislation and education acts have provided grants, funding, and initiatives that directly […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Future of Language Learning Part 1: The Impact of Legislation and the JNCL on Language Learning
While many of us learned a language in school to some degree, the issue of language learning has taken many new turns, particularly in the past 20 years. In K-12 schools, gone are the days of vocabulary lists and grammar charts; instead, students are expected to read, write, listen, and speak in the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Future of Language Learning
On February 15th and 16th, 2018, the JNCL (Joint National Committee on Language) hosted its annual Language Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., beginning at the Hyatt Regency with keynote speakers and a panel discussion, followed by the opportunity for language educators and professionals from around the country to meet with their national legislators to talk […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on JNCL Language Advocacy Day 2018
As a member of the National Museum of Language, you are already a dedicated member of our organization, providing opportunities for the speaker series, exhibits, and our return to a physical space. But did you know that your membership can also benefit you directly with Transparent Language? With Transparent Language, you can […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What Can Your NML Membership Do for You?
On December 9, 2017, the Amelia C. Murdoch Speaker Series hosted Glenn Nordin. He spoke on his six decades of experience in government language service and on the national interest in promoting the study of the world’s languages. Audience members learned about the development of national programs to educate and employ the linguists, interpreters, and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Language in the U.S. National Interest – Speaker Series Talk by Glenn Nordin
Last night, on January 11th, Mr. Gregory Nedved was sworn in as the NML’s newest President. We are sad to see Dr. Jill Robbins leave us, but Mr. Nedved is bringing a long history and commitment to the NML to his new presidency, and we are excited to see the future of NML with him. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Meet the new NML President: Greg Nedved!
This month, we feature Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, a Spanish and ESOL teacher and doctoral candidate in Leadership: Reading, Language, and Literacy from Concordia University. Luis has made several presentations and publications on both the studying of languages and the state of language learning and ESOL in the United States. Here’s what he had to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Interview with Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, Language Educator
Friends of the Museum, We hope that you had a restful and relaxing holiday. Thanksgiving is a time for being with friends and family, for reflection, being grateful, and for giving. At NML, we’re thankful for all of the continuing support of our generous members over the years. We hope that on this Giving Tuesday you will consider giving back to the National Musem of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Support the NML on Giving Tuesday
Text and cartoons by Linda Thompson The Philogelos, typically translated as “the joker” or “the one who loves laughter”, is an ancient Greek collection of approximately 265 jokes. Dating to the 4th or 5th century CE, it typically bears the title of the world’s oldest surviving collection of jokes. After reading Dan Crompton’s translation of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Philogelos: Joke #44
NML had two exhibit tables on October 21, 2017. One was at the Maryland Foreign Language Association’s conference at Anne Arundel Community College. Pat Barr-Harrison and Greg Nedved represented the Museum and networked with World Language educators. At the same time, Jill Robbins and Gary McCone shared the NML exhibits on Native American language at […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on NML Mobile Exhibits