ACE/CII Launch Website on Global Language Competence

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Aug 21, 2009 / 0 comments

ACE/CII Launch Website on Global Competence

The American Council on Education and Coalition for International
are pleased to announce the launch of


This new website highlights the urgent need for international and
foreign language education
to become part of the core mission of the
U.S. education system from K-12 through graduate school. It was
created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of HEA-Title VI and
Fulbright-Hays with the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation
of New York.

Titled "Engaging the World: U.S. Global Competence for the 21st
the site demonstrates through videos and highlights of a
recent symposium the importance of strengthening U.S. global
competence in the 21st century. Whether it's global engagement abroad
or global/cultural understanding at home, our success in this century
will depend on it.

The site features two videos and 13 additional brief interviews with
Title VI/Fulbright-Hays beneficiaries who are currently employing
their knowledge and expertise both at home and abroad. The experts
interviewed work in business, diplomacy and international peace,
economic and healthcare development, education, and military security
and peacekeeping.  CARLA Director, Elaine Tarone, was on the advisory
board for the videos.  All videos are viewable online and
downloadable, and a DVD is available for purchase online at