I am the Coordinator of the National Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
Advocacy Task Force, a group of stakeholders who actively support the laws
prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin because of
language and cultural differences.
Our new website (not up yet) will have a section, "So Why Don't They Just
Learn English?" This will be a very basic introduction to the second
language acquisition process. I would appreciate anything folks may be
willing to share from workshop presentations etc... to clearly and simply
explain this process....
I am also interested in basic information, especially in charts,
illustrations etc...along the lines of "Challenges to Academic Success in
School" by Virginia Collier.... something like - how the refugee experience
and other factors impact acculturation.
We will also have a Resource Directory, where folks may voluntary list
themselves as resources for specific areas of interest such as linguistics,
cultural anthropology etc. Anyone interested in being included please send
me a brief bio and complete contact information.
National LEP Advocacy Task Force
The National LEP Advocacy Task Force is a group of over 300 stakeholders
who actively support the laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of
national origin because of language and cultural differences.
"The end of the dictatorship of English marks the beginning of North
American cultural democracy"
Dr. Joshua A. Fishman, June 2002
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