Live A Language Foundation’s Mission
Live A Language Foundation’s mission is to promote world language proficiency and cross cultural awareness through instructional and immersion activities for Cincinnati Public School students and educators in order to build a world community of respectful and responsible global citizens.
HELPING STUDENTS EXPERIENCE WORLD LANGUAGES
The Live A Language Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization incorporated in 2015 to promote world language learning and cross cultural understanding.
The LIVE A LANGUAGE Foundation’s goals are to provide resources to Cincinnati Public School students that will:
- Afford students multiple opportunities for exposure to world languages and cultures through summer immersion camps and after school programs.
- Expand the number of K-12 world language courses in CPS schools.
- Create a CPS, K-12 world language pathway.
- Assist students in attaining high levels of proficiency in world languages in preparation for competitive careers in the world market.
- Support teachers in developing and identifying world language lessons, curriculum, and classroom strategies tailored to the characteristics of 21st century students
Did you know…?
- More than 200 million children in China are studying English, a compulsory subject for all Chinese primary school students.
- Approximately 24,000 of 54 million elementary and secondary students in the United States are studying Chinese.
- 1 Million Strong is a sweeping new initiative announced by President Barack Obama to expand to 1 million the number of US students studying Mandarin by 2020.
- One in 3 Americans believes that fluency in Chinese will be necessary within the next 50 years.
- According to current research, world language study improves performance in academic subjects and critical thinking skills.
- World language study prepares students to be competitive in the world market and provides the vision and skills necessary to be global citizens.
- According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, only 31% of American elementary schools (and 24% of public elementary schools) report teaching foreign languages.
World language skills must become a priority if the US is to remain competitive in the global economy. For students, learning a world language provides a competitive edge in career choices in this 21st century world. A language experience enhances cultural sensitivity and provides linguistic insights necessary for citizens in our worldwide community.