CASLT’s Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language Learning clearly shows that learning a second or additional language benefits individuals and society. These benefits, however, are generally unknown or misunderstood.

To raise awareness and understanding, CASLT has developed the "Languages Build..." Advocacy Toolkit. This toolkit to advocate for language education contains promotional and awareness-raising material on eight impacts of language learning.

Beginning in November 2019 and continuing until June 2020, CASLT will roll out the “Languages Build…” campaign. Each month, our campaign will focus on a specific impact of language learning.

Please join us in raising awareness and appreciation of the many benefits of plurilingualism by using and sharing these tools within your networks. They are available as free downloads on the CASLT website or you can order printed copies at cost-recovery by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here are some of the many ways you can use these tools:

General Tools

Tools on Each Impact

Cognitive Impact

Academic Impact

Personal Impact

Societal Impact

Intercultural Competencies

Economic Impact

Students with Exceptionalities

Additional Language Learning

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