Advocacy Resources

Seal of Biliteracy Resources

Michigan joins dozens of other states in offering a Seal of Biliteracy to graduating seniors with high levels of proficiency in English and a world language(s). To be eligible for the Seal, learners must meet English Language Arts graduation requirements and demonstrate Intermediate High performance or above on an approved world language assessment. The Michigan Department of Education’s Seal of Biliteracy website provides resources to help schools, teachers, parents, and students understand, advocate for, and apply for the Seal:

ACTFL Resources


The Joint National Committee for Languages and National Council for Languages and International Studies, works to ensure that Americans have the opportunity to learn English and at least one other language, to advance the language profession in the US, and to raise awareness about the importance of language and international education to the national interest.

Reports and Data on Language Learning