NYSAFLT will strive to:
- promote the study of languages and cultures as outlined in the state and national standards;
- serve all areas of language study including the Classics, Heritage Languages, English to Speakers of Other Languages, Bilingual Education, Native American Languages and American Sign Language;
- view world languages as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary education;
- view world languages as an integral part of the core-curriculum;
- serve as a model for the interweaving of content and pedagogy;
- serve as a clearinghouse for research and information (e.g., exchange programs, grants, courses, study opportunities);
- encourage world language educators to engage in action research for the classroom;
- foster and promote articulation with and among all levels of world language learning;
- provide and serve as a resource for quality professional development and lifelong learning;
- provide a network of support services to the world language educator;
- respond to the changing needs of world language professionals;
- assume the responsibility to develop future leaders in the world language profession;
- serve as a liaison to other professional and educational organizations.
For more information about NYSAFLT’s Strategic Planning goals for the future, please click here.