Language Leadership Council – Language Events and Resources

This page offers a quick glance at language-related events and resources around the country and in other areas. For more news, see our blog category, In The News. The Language Leadership Council is a group of Museum liaisons who share information with our visitors and consult on development of programs. To add an event, complete the form below.

West Virginia

The West Virginia Language Teachers’ Association Annual Conference is October 21 and 22.

Mississippi

Welcome to the rich heritage of language and culture from Mississippi. With over 60 languages used by students throughout the state, we appreciate a diverse background of cultures.

Georgia

New from Georgia Department of Education

North Carolina

Indiana

Conference

United Kingdom

Events and Research Updates

Alaska

Native History Curriculum | Alaskans for Language Acquisition

Maryland

Visit to Mundolingua

California Language Teachers Association

2022 Conference Information – Virtual

Oklahoma

Conferences and Classes

Hawaii

Research

Arkansas

AFLTA is dedicated to providing Foreign Language Educators with the tools they need to stay  relevant in today’s changing education system.

Puerto Rico

News on Grant offered by Mellon Foundation and Fondo Flamboyán

Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey

Links to language-specific organizations

Ohio Foreign Language Association

Virtual Conference April 23-24

Washington Association for
Language Teaching / International Education Washington

WAFLT seeks to meet the needs of a profession dedicated to the teaching of world language skills and cultural awareness by providing information and sensitive global perspectives in an era of ever-increasing internationalization.
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The Washington State Coalition for International Education is a community dedicated to increasing and improving international and global education in the state of Washington. 

North Dakota

ND adds the Seal of Biliteracy

Utah

Promoting the learning of world languages and cultures

Delaware

Webinar: DECTFL Steps to Improving Oral Output and Proficiency

Poland

Conferences, Festivals and Workshops

District of Columbia

The Nation’s Capital

Texas

Texas Language Center

Iowa

Iowa World Language Association

Virginia

Foreign Language Association of Virginia

Nebraska

Nebraska International Language Association

Spain

English Language Teachers Associations of Spain and Portugal

Florida

Florida Foreign Language Association

Illinois [Coming Soon]

Michigan [Coming Soon]

Minnesota [Coming Soon]

Missouri [Coming Soon]

Montana [Coming Soon]

Pennsylvania [Coming Soon]

South Dakota [Coming Soon]

Vermont [Coming Soon]

Wisconsin [Coming Soon]

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Fanni is Radnóti's wife
Located near the Tang capital city of Chang’an, site of the modern city of Xi’an in Shaanxi province, in central China.
Soldiers of that time commonly wore a white head cloth, similar to what is still worn by some peasants in China today.  The implication is that the conscripts were so young that they didn’t know how to wrap their head cloths, and needed help from elders.
Before China’s unification under the Qin dynasty in 221 B.C. there were several competing smaller kingdoms.  Han and Qin were two of these kingdoms. Han was located east of famous mountain passes that separated that area from the power base of the Qin dynasty, with its capital in Chang’an. The Qin dynasty itself only lasted about 15 years after unification due to its draconian rule, but soldiers under Qin rule retained a reputation as strong fighters.
The area of Guanxi, meaning “west of the passes”, refers to the area around the capital city of Chang’an.
This is an alternative name for a province in western China, now known as Qinghai, which literally means “blue sea”.  Kokonor Lake, located in Qinghai, is the largest saline lake in China.  
Before China’s unification under the Qin dynasty in 221 B.C. there were several competing smaller kingdoms.  Han and Qin were two of these kingdoms. Han was located east of famous mountain passes that separated that area from the power base of the Qin dynasty, with its capital in Chang’an. The Qin dynasty itself only lasted about 15 years after unification due to its draconian rule, but soldiers under Qin rule retained a reputation as strong fighters.
Oulart Hollow was the site of a famous victory of the Irish rebels over British troops, which took place on May 27, 1798. The rebels killed nearly all the British attackers in this battle. (Source: Maxwell, W. H. History of the Irish Rebellion in 1798. H. H. Bohn, London 1854, pp 92-93, at archive.org)
The phrase "United Men" is elaborated upon in the Notes section below.

Ghetto


An Italian word meaning “foundry.” It originally referred to a part of the city of Venice where the Jews of that city were forced to live; the area was called “the ghetto” because there was a foundry nearby. The term eventually came to refer to any part of a city in which a minority group is forced to live as a result of social, legal, or economic pressure. Because of the restrictions placed upon them, ghetto residents are often impoverished.

"You’re five nine, I am do-uble two"


A reference to the year 1959 and the year 2020.

"The Currency"


Meaning US dollars - this is drawing attention to the fact that Cuba is effectively dollarized.

"Sixty years with the dom-ino stuck"


This sentence is a reference to the Cold War notion that countries would turn Communist one after the other - like dominos. Cuba was the first domino, but it got stuck - no one else followed through into communism.

رحلنا


رحلنا, or "rahalna," means "we have left."

Habibi


Habibi means "my love."

Ra7eel


Ra7eel, or "raheel," means "departure."

3awda


3awda, or "awda," means "returning."

أهلاً


أهلاً, or "ahalan," means "welcome."

a5 ya baba


a5 ya baba, pronounced "akh ya baba," means "Oh my father."

golpe


Treece translates "golpe" as "beating", which is correct, however misses the secondary meaning of the word: "coup".

Carlos


The “Carlos” referred to in the poem is most likely Carlos Bolsonaro, a politician from Rio de Janeiro and the second son of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s current president. His and his father’s involvement in Marielle’s murder has been questioned and investigated.