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The Volunteer State Seal of Biliteracy seeks to provide every Tennessee student with the opportunity and means to receive a Seal of Biliteracy award upon graduation in recognition of demonstrated proficiency in two or more languages and to promote the 21st Century Workforce Skill of biliteracy throughout the state.

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Working to ensure that every Tennessee student has the means and opportunity to receive a Seal of Biliteracy honor upon graduation

Working to ensure that every Tennessee student has the means and opportunity to receive a Seal of Biliteracy honor upon graduation

The  Seal of Biliteracy recognizes students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by graduation.  The Seal seeks to encourage students to pursue biliteracy, recognizes the positive cognitive and academic benefits of being bilingual, and can serve as evidence of academic and workplace readiness.

We collaborate with schools and districts across Tennessee to support the Seal of Biliteracy award program.  Learn about our opportunities for business leaders, teachers, family members, local education agencies, individuals, and community organizations to become award advocates.  We hope that you will join us in our work!

We ensure that every student in Tennessee has the opportunity and means to apply for and receive a Seal of Biliteracy at graduation and work with state-wide leaders and stakeholder groups to build an award program that is meaningful for college and career.

We believe that if every Tennessee student has the opportunity and means to receive the Seal of Biliteracy, then students across our state will be uniquely prepared for careers in Tennessee's expanding multilingual job market and will be better positioned as competitive post-secondary applicants and students.‚Äč

Filming the Recipient Interviews

Filming the Recipient Interviews