Mapping and Enhancing Language Learning (MELL)
Launched in 2006, the Mapping and Enhancing Language Learning (MELL) project tracks and reports on world language learning and trends in Washington State. For example, what languages are students learning? Are language enrollments declining or increasing? What is the impact of world language competency-based credit testing? Dual language programming? How can we ensure equitable and consistent access to world language learning?
MELL represents a significant effort to help policy makers, educators, students, and parents understand which languages students are currently learning in our K-12 schools, community colleges, and in after-school language programs. MELL is an ongoing collaborative endeavor by 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).