3.1162 USA alert: language study (31)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Sun, 11 Mar 90 22:29:17 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1162. Sunday, 11 Mar 1990.

Date: Sat, 10 Mar 90 11:42 CST
From: Michael Ossar <MLO@KSUVM>
Subject: support for language study

Humanists in the United States interested in promoting the study of languages
might want to write their senators concerning S. 1690 or their representatives
concerning H.R. 2188. The Foreign Language Competence for the Future Act
contains five provisions: 1) grants for summer foreign language study; 2)
scholarships (S. 1690) or forgivable loans (H.R. 2188) to encourage students
to major in foreign languages if they plan to teach; 3) support for foreign
language foundations (S. 1690) or institutes (H.R. 2188) to provide foreign
language training, translation services, and info. on other cultures to small
and medium-sized businesses; 4) grants to provide technology for distance
learning; 5) demonstration grants for consortia in critical language and area
studies. If you support this bill, please urge your senators to co-sponsor
S. 1690. Please also write or call your representative and urge her or him to
request that Rep. Augustus Hawkins, Chair of the House Education and Labor
Committee hold hearings on H.R. 2188. Without a significant show of
constituent support it is very likely that this bill will die in committee with
no hearing. Senator______ Representative_____
U.S. Senate U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20515
(202) 224-3121 (202) 225-3121 Many thanks.