HR 1994

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1994

To improve foreign language instruction.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 25, 2011

Mr. HOLT (for himself, Mr. WU, and Mr. TONKO) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To improve foreign language instruction.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS; PURPOSES.

SEC. 3. NATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 4. STATE ACTIVITIES.

(aa) the demand for people with foreign language skills in various professions and employment sectors throughout the State;

(bb) the number and percentage of elementary and secondary schools in the State that offer language programs;

(cc) the foreign languages taught in the State's elementary and secondary schools;

(dd) the number of foreign language teachers in the State's elementary and secondary schools; and

(ee) the number of comprehensive statewide sequences of foreign languages from kindergarten through high school graduation;

SEC. 5. FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS.

SEC. 6. DEFINITIONS.

(aa) a school, department, or program within the institution or institutions of higher education that provides a teacher preparation program;

(bb) a school, department, program, or center within the institution or institutions of higher education that provides a program of study or research in foreign languages; and

(cc) a school, department, program, or center within the institution or institutions of higher education that provides programs of study about the historic, geographic, cultural, economic, and other contextual factors of the world area or country with populations who speak the foreign language to which the model program relates; and

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