MELL: Mapping and Enhancing Language Learning
 

Four National Resource Centers at the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies received funding in 2006 from the U.S. Department of Education to launch a multi-year project entitled "Mapping and Enhancing Language Learning" (MELL) in Washington state.

An online survey, produced through a collaborative effort of the UW Jackson School of International Studies, UW Language Learning Center, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State Coalition for International Education, and Washington Association For Language Teaching (WAFLT), has enabled us to identify which languages students are learning in our K-12 schools and community language programs.  Additional funding, awarded in 2010, will allow us to continue this vital research.

We invite you to take a closer look at what we've learned so far by following the links bellow: 


Reports: Download MELL policy briefs and reports with in-depth analysis of the data

  • Policy Brief #1 Winter, 2008:
    Establishing an Understanding of World Language Teaching Trends in Washington | PDF
  • Policy Brief #2 Summer, 2008:
    Taking a Closer Look at High Schools that Don't Offer World Languages | PDF
  • Policy Brief #3 Fall, 2008:
    Explaining a High School's Likelihood of Offering World Languages | PDF
  • Policy Brief #4 Fall, 2008:
    Mapping Languages Taught in Washington High Schools | PDF
  • Policy Brief #5 Fall, 2008:
    Taking a Closer Look at High Schools that Offer German | PDF
  • Policy Brief #6 Winter, 2010:
    Trends in High School Language Offerings 2004-2007-2009 | PDF
  • Policy Brief #7 Winter, 2010:
    Mapping Languages Taught in Washington High Schools -- 2009 | PDF
  • Policy Brief #8 Winter, 2010:
    Languages Taught in Washington's High Schools and Community Colleges | PDF 

 

Surveys: Review the MELL survey or view school profiles from the surveys submitted
Data: View language-specific data from surveys submitted each year
Maps: View the distribution of MELL data by county
   

 

 

 

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Center for Global Studies
International Studies Program
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