International Education Washington
Mapping & Enhancing Language Learning Survey
About the Project: Mapping & Enhancing Language Learning (MELL) in
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 four-year project
entitled "Mapping and Enhancing Language Learning" (MELL) in Washington
state. The 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), represents a first step to
help us get a better picture of what languages students are currently
learning in our K-12 schools and community language programs.
The World Languages State Profile data gathered from this survey will
help legislators, business people, parents, and educators find out:
What languages do we teach where?
>> Complete the Survey Now (or continue on to
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take? We estimate about
3-5 minutes to complete it.
Note: Provide the most accurate information you can; we don't expect you
to spend time researching individual questions.
Who should fill it out? The online survey can be filled out
directly by a contact person at the school, such as a school counselor
or chair of the world languages department.
What is the timeframe? We are currently gathering data from
high schools -- both public and private. We also
welcome surveys from community-based
programs. Please complete the survey by
June 30, 2009, if possible.
How do I know if my school submitted a survey?
For public high schools that submitted a survey in 2009 (or 2007 and
For middle and elementary schools that submitted in 2008, check:
If you have questions,
What will happen with the data? Through the U.S. Department of
Education grant, the MELL project has hired an assistant coordinator
based at the UW Language Learning Center, who is coordinating the
collection, analysis, and dissemination of data gathered from this
survey (and other future surveys). To see data collected to date, visit:
http://depts.washington.edu/mellwa/Data.php. (For data
from the 2004 World Languages Survey, visit:
THANK YOU for your assistance! If you have any
questions, please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or UW Language Learning Center (206) 543-0536.