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Instagram Challenge: #WAFLTwiWord

#WAFLTwiWord is a monthly Instagram challenge inspired by Spanish educators Adelaida Martín Bosque and Pilar Munday, who created a similar challenge in 2014, #instagramELE. Each month there will be a word or a phrase relating to global languages and cultures posted by the WAFLT 21st Century Communications Committee to hashtag

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Our Students, Our Advocates

“I overheard my daughter talking with her friends in German.” “A person came through the line when I was bagging groceries and didn’t understand the checker. I was able to help her because I spoke Spanish!” “My granddaughter showed me how she can write in Chinese!” Our students can be

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Fall Conference Registration Now Open!

Paving The Road To Proficiency: Empowering 21st century learners to develop their cultural understandings, cross-curricular literacy, and communication Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, Wisconsin November 3- 5, 2016 Register Today!!

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Building Relationships Using Hi-tech and Low-tech Instruction

Nowadays, it is pretty common that technology plays an important role in the world language classroom. Our guiding resource ACTFL offers a position statement regarding the use of technology. “ACTFL acknowledges and encourages using the potential of technology as a tool to support and enhance classroom-based language instruction.” At the

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Visiting and Building a Relationship with your Legislators

If you have not visited your Senators or Representative, the process can seem a little daunting. How do I set up the meeting? Will they listen to me? How do I translate one visit into a relationship that can further serve language education? Still, when I am in Washington, D.C.

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Classroom Engagement, Participation and Proficiency

I recently wrote the following in a personal statement of my teaching philosophy: I value a safe and culturally rich classroom environment where risk-taking in the target language is encouraged thus preparing students to communicate in real-life situations using communicative, collaborative and creative skills they have gained as they apply

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Discover What Languages Mean!

In 2008, WAFLT and Discover Languages Wisconsin launched the first edition of the Student Video & Postcard Contests. These contests are based on the ACTFL Discover Languages Campaign. Fast forward to 2016 and our contests are continuously celebrating and recognizing our student’s connections to world languages in Wisconsin!   Our contests

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Students as Teachers…Presentations Taken to the Next Level

Student presentations are commonplace in world language classrooms and have been for a long time. Teachers use them for all the right reasons: instruction moves from teacher-fronted to student-centered, students gain responsibility for course content, and learners practice ACTFL’s presentational mode of communication. Presentations offer a possibility to assign research

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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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- 2 days ago

The window is now open to nominate a student, colleague, or friend of education for a WAFLT Award! Each day this week we will highlight a different WAFLT Award on social media. More info at https://t.co/KPysEmfhIA https://t.co/WbZPkOTDgE
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- 4 days ago

Don't forget to join us at @flesfest this February! Registration is open now and it is free! https://t.co/IKPUXbCDad
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- 14 days ago

The Call for Proposals is open for the WAFLT Fall Conference 2022: "Level Up: Embracing Change, Empowering Learners." We hope for session, poster, and workshop presentations from many languages, levels, and perspectives! More info & proposal form at https://t.co/2k94Hp71UU https://t.co/MgJ9HjFaCv
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- 32 days ago

WI FLESFEST is excited to share that Jennifer D. Klein, author of "The Global Education Guidebook" will be the Keynote speaker for FLESFEST 2022! We hope to see you all online on February 19th! https://t.co/x01bnjEk3y for more info! https://t.co/9j7BVMNBH0
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- 32 days ago

and please note the link should be https://t.co/x01bnjEk3y!
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