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Impact

CWLP has been a consistent advocate for improving access to high-quality world language instruction in K-12 education. This advocacy includes:

  • Maintaining a statewide professional network dedicated to strengthening teachers’ subject knowledge and instructional skills in world languages
  • Providing stability for regional sites by integrating them into the institutional fabric of sponsoring universities
  • Building strong professional learning communities that contribute to teacher retention and stability, especially in underserved schools and districts

 

CWLP has also established partnerships with embassies and foreign consulate offices, as well as myriad international organizations. These partnerships provide rich opportunities for language teachers and students to study abroad and enhance their language competence and ability to interact in diverse cultures.

In 2010-11, SRI International administered participant surveys that yielded positive results about the influence of CWLP professional development on teachers and students.