COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 26

February 4, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Airing of Video Highlighting Virginias Foreign Language Programs Celebrating 2005 as the Year of Languages

 

As part of the celebration of 2005 as the Year of Languages, the Department of Education has developed a video to highlight foreign language programs in the commonwealth. The video is entitled Building Our Strength Through Languages: Investing in the Future and will air via satellite on Friday, February 18, 2005, at 1 p.m.

 

The need to communicate with others, and to understand and be understood by them has never been greater for the future of our nation. The Commonwealth of Virginia prepares its students, in classrooms and beyond, to compete in the global marketplace with greater multilingual skills and multicultural understanding. The connections to other disciplines learned during the study of language and literature provides language learners with cognitive, analytical, and communication skills that are critical in todays society.

 

The following is the satellite connection information for the broadcast. Please share this information with principals, teachers, and students.

 

Building Our Strength Through Languages: Investing in the Future:

 

Air Date: February 18, 2005

Test time: 12:50 p.m. 1 p.m. ET

Air Time: 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

Satellite: Galaxy G3, transponder 23, 95 degrees

West audio subcarrier 6.2 or 6.8 MHz.

 

If you are having trouble receiving this program, call(703) 503-7587. If you have questions about the content of the video, please contact Faye Rollings-Carter, Faye.Rollings-Carter@doe.virginia.gov, specialist for foreign languages, Office of Middle and High School Instruction at (804) 225-2593.

 

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