APS News Release

Annual Celebration of Arlington’s World Languages, Diversity & Cultures

Please join the Arlington Public Schools World Languages Office and the World Language Advisory Committee (WLAC) for their annual Celebration of Arlington’s World Languages, Diversity & Cultures at the Career Center on Wed, March 8 from 4:30— 6:30 p.m.

National Foreign Language Week was inaugurated in the Spring of 1957 by Alpha Mu Gamma. Sister Eloise Therese, the National President of Alpha Mu Gamma from 1956 to 1960, discovered that such a week had never been officially celebrated in the United States as a whole, although foreign language had receive recognition by different educational institutions at various periods of the academic year.  Inspired by her the National Council of Alpha Mu Gamma began to formulate plans to make the United States aware of the need for and importance of foreign language study through the celebration of NFLW. The first celebration was set for the week of February 17 to 23, 1957. Each year since then the National Executive Council of AMG has set a week for this event. In recent years it has become the practice to have NFLW during the first full week of March.http://www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/honor/amg/nflw.html