Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Recruiting Among Hard to Reach Language Communities

Meeting potential Members with less commonly taught languages has always been one of the core goals of the National Language Service Corps (NLSC). Attending the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) conference from April 21 - 23, 2017 in Rolling Meadows, IL was an opportunity to successfully promote the NLSC and engage attendees who spoke a variety of languages such as Swahili, Yoruba, Kisii, Akan, Lingala, Kinyarwanda, and Gusii. The conference attendees were interested in the NLSC, particularly in the language resources and other exclusive benefits available to NLSC Members.

The NLSC has attended NCOLCTL’s annual conference for several years, which has formed a trusting and beneficial relationship among the less commonly taught language community and NLSC staff. Attending the NCOLCTL conference allows the NLSC to strengthen its membership among teachers, professionals and practitioners in second-language acquisition, low-density language education and pedagogy, and translation and interpretation.  

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