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  • What does “Language access for all in DC” mean?

    • Anonymous

      It means Metro announcements will have to start being in Japanese, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Filipino, and Portuguese too instead of just English and Spanish. Thing of how long it will take to let us know which elevators our out of order now!

  • pru

    We should have some language immersion programs in DC public schools that are NOT Spanish. It’s cute to write Ma Langue on a mural, but as far as I know there is no French anything in the DC public school system.

    • Anonymous

      In the US, Spanish is far more important though.

    • sbc

      Stokes public charter school has French immersion. Washington Latin, School Without Walls, and I think Wilson also teach it.

  • sbc

    It probably refers to the DC language access act http://ohr.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ohr/publication/attachments/LAAFactSheet-English.pdf

    It’s a law that requires most DC govt. agencies to provide oral interpretation to people who speak other languages, and provide vital documents in languages spoken by a certain number or percentage of people using the agency.

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