H.R. 6036 (111th): Excellence and Innovation in Language Learning Act

Jul 30, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Rush Holt
Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district
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Jul 30, 2010
30 pages
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H.R. 1994 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 25, 2011


This bill was introduced on July 30, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 30, 2010
Referred to Committee Jul 30, 2010
Full Title

To improve foreign language instruction.


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5 cosponsors (5D) (show)

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Higher Education and Workforce Training

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Excellence and Innovation in Language Learning Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to undertake certain national activities at the elementary and secondary school level that include:
(1) expanding the collection and dissemination of information on effective foreign language education;
(2) encouraging states to adopt nationally recognized standards for foreign language education and effective assessments that are aligned to such standards; and
(3) providing scholarships to students and their teachers for study-abroad opportunities.
Directs the Secretary to award competitive grants to states to improve their elementary and secondary school foreign language programs.
Requires each state grantee to use its grant to:
(1) develop foreign language and international education policy and programs;
(2) appoint a state foreign language and international education advisory council to assist it in doing so;
(3) designate a state language and international education coordinator or coordinators;
(4) adopt nationally recognized standards for foreign language education and effective assessments that are aligned to such standards;
(5) implement in- and pre-service foreign language teacher training programs;
(6) provide scholarships and incentives to recruit new teachers and encourage existing teachers to receive training; and
(7) provide technical assistance to elementary and secondary schools.
Directs the Secretary to award competitive matching grants to partnerships between state or local educational agencies and institutions of higher education to develop and maintain, or improve and expand, model programs that ensure the continuity of student progress in foreign language proficiency from kindergarten through grade 12. Requires each model program to include a research and evaluation component.

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