|Advocacy Letter SuggestionsSuggestions for Writing Letters to Legislators:
research shows early language learning increases cognitive ability as
problem-solving skills and creativity.
your letter with a brief introduction of who you are and why studying
learning languages is important to you.
you are a teacher, you might want to include information about what
you teach, how many students you have, and your school.
might want to include information/research on the benefits of language
such as the following:
Multiple years of foreign-language study raises SAT
scores more than multiple years of study in any other subject area.
Foreign language learners have high academic
achievement in college.
Students benefit from the increased
ability to communicate effectively with people from other cultures and
Life-long cultural and linguistic fluency
contributes to personal satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
- Focus on topics
that are receiving state and national attention (e.g. economic
competitiveness, immigration, national security concerns).
the legislator that you intend to monitor legislation and voting that
involves language study and international education.
your expertise and/or support.