2018 WAFLT Conference

Unlock the DoorsRed Lion Paper Valley Hotel
Appleton, Wisconsin
November 1-3, 2018

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Special Pre-Conference Workshop
Pathway to Proficiency: Using Proficiency Benchmarks and Performance Indicators to Guide Instruction

Presenter: Laura Terrill
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Additional Fee – $45

Consider how the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can Do Statements are used to focus performance expectations for unit and lesson learning targets from Novice to Advanced. Use proficiency benchmarks to identify what students can do and select appropriate strategies for moving students to the next range of performance. Work with strategies for maintaining target language use and making input comprehensible in the interpretive mode. Explore strategies that improve presentational skills as students engage in inquiry, elaboration, summarizing, revision and editing. Create effective pair and small group activities that lead to purposeful interactions among learners in the interpersonal mode. Use actionable feedback to improve student performance to strengthen communication skills.

Keynote: We Are All Advocates

Presenter: Ted Zarrow

A world language education is civil right, and to deny a child access to world languages is to deny them access to a world class education! We are the key to this happening – the classroom teacher is the linchpin to successful language advocacy in this country – real language advocacy begins with what we teach and show our students every day. If we are to see languages on the rise, and if we are to lead with languages, we must all be advocates.

Consider attending. . .

  • The informal orientation meeting for first-time conference attendees and new teachers Friday morning at 7:45am in Salon D.
  • Exciting Friday Morning workshops.
  • Engaging Saturday technology sessions. 

Don’t miss:

  • The Thursday evening reception in the Lawrence Room at 8:00pm, a great way to reconnect with colleagues and to meet new friends.
  • The Friday luncheon featuring recognizing the student winners of WAFLT Discover Languages Student Postcard and video contests.
  • The Friday Evening Awards Ceremony honoring Distinguished Language Educator Lisa Hendrickson and the Keynote Address with Ted Zarrow.
  • Become a WAFLT Webizens. Collaborate, Connect & Converse with colleagues who are integrating technology. Get new ideas and problem solve in this informal social starting at 9:30pm Friday in Blaze.
  • The Saturday morning WAFLT Business Meeting including a complimentary continental breakfast.

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Conference Registration Fees:

  • Regular Member – $45.00
  • Retired or Student Member – $30.00
  • Non-member – $80.00
  • Saturday Only Member – $35.00
  • Saturday Only Non-Member – $55.00

On-site/Late Registration (Friday and/or Saturday) $10 extra

Optional Ticketed Events:

  • Thursday Workshop (includes registration, breaks, & lunch)  – Member $45.00, Non-Member $55.00
  • Friday Workshops – $20.00
  • Saturday  A.M. Technology Sessions $10.00
  • Saturday  P.M. Technology Sessions – $10.00
  • Luncheons: Friday/Saturday-17.50 each


WAFLT New Teacher Scholarships are designed to help teachers new to the profession attend their first professional conference.  Applicants must be in their first, second, or third year of teaching and have a current WAFLT membership.  Scholarships will be awarded to the first 10 qualifying teachers. Scholarships will include registration to the WAFLT conference and one free luncheon ticket.  Click here for an application. Applicants must first join WAFLT.

Membership Dues:

  • Regular Member – 1 Year – $30.00
  • Retired or Student Member – 1 Year – $25.00
  • Regular Member – 3 Years – $80.00
  • Retired Member – 3 Years – $65.00
  • Lifetime – $600


  • Whether mailing in your payment or paying by credit cardbegin your registration online!
    • Create YOUR OWN login at waflt.org if you don’t already have one.
    • Complete YOUR OWN registration form and choose Mail-in Payment or Credit Card after submitting your initial completed selections.
    • Print receipt at end of registration to send in with payments.
      • Send payments to: WAFLT, P.O. Box 1493, Appleton, WI 54912
  • Be sure to carefully read dates and times, registration instructions and note coding of workshops indicating which days they are offered and pricing.
  • Download the Attendify Conference App  from your app store. Add the WAFLT18 conference to manage your workshop and session selections.
  • Workshops and sessions are correlated to the PI34 standards (in brackets following the session title). View the Standards to learn more.
  • Scholarships for Tomorrow’s Teachers – Are you enrolled in a teacher education program?  Are you a cooperating teacher or a methods teacher?  Check out the scholarships for teachers-in-training to attend WAFLT.  For more information, visit our “Grants and Scholarships” page and download an application. (Deadline: September 25!)

Refund Procedure:

  • Conference refund requests must be made in writing by November 30, 2018, and sent to WAFLT, P.O. Box 1493, Appleton, WI 54912.
  • A service charge of $20.00 is applied to all refunds.
  • No refunds for meals are possible after October 23, 2018.
  • Membership Dues and Workshop Fees are nonrefundable.

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