Advocacy in Action

A Linguaphile’s Calling

When Karen Fowdy and I began to talk about other people who could support our programs, we realized immediately that our own students had to be a part of the list.  They are the ones who are heading out into that global world we keep talking about; they are the

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The Power of Students as World Language Advocates

What are the benefits of learning another language? As language teachers, we can recite a long list of reasons for learning another language and share numerous personal anecdotes to illustrate the benefits. But how do you think your students would answer the question, “Why are you taking French/German/Spanish/Chinese/Latin/ other? They

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Stay Informed, Stay Connected

Now that the Fall Conference is behind us for another year, I thought it would be an ideal time to discuss ways to stay in touch not only with general language news but also your specific language association. We all know about the “elevator speech.” That 30 second spiel we

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Spread the News: If you don’t tell them, how will they know?

Welcome back to school!  In the excitement of each new school year, we write optimistic “to do” lists that reflect the very best of our intentions. More than likely, promoting your language program is on that list.  In the July E-Voice, WAFLT Advocacy co-chair, Keely Lake, showed us an easily accessible, step-by-step

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Reaching out to DC

Welcome to our first advocacy article in the E-Voice. There are so many ways to view advocacy for our programs: the work we do in our classrooms, the outreach we do toward colleagues in our buildings, the networking of parent nights, and the public relations work we do in our

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- 8 days ago

Let's make sure we have a great WI presence at CSCTFL 2023 in Columbus! 5 days left to submit sessions and workshop proposals! https://t.co/6TdHqi0QL5
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- 27 days ago

WAFLT Summer Institute 2022 has an amazing line-up! Don't miss out on great PD from @atichnorwagner, author, Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher, and Danielle Chaussée & @CarleyGoodkind - WI Global Educators of the Year! #wafltsi22 More info & reg at https://t.co/TbhY3eef6e https://t.co/6Z3ghVlUnK
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- 31 days ago

We are excited to be back in person for the WAFLT Summer Institute in Madison, August 1-2, 2022. Who can we look forward to seeing there? https://t.co/b1R42GJ9vm https://t.co/gxMy2PiBOW
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- 31 days ago

Great news from our state! Congratulations to these students and all students earning a Seal of Biliteracy! Go @WatertownUSD! https://t.co/e36asom1xN
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