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High Tech and Low Tech “Minds on” the Real World

As we observe our students in the classroom setting, we look for them to be engaged in learning, not just “busy,” nor “on task.” We want them intellectually active in the target language with challenging content in a real world context. While attending my most recent district professional development day,

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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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- 1 hour ago

This year's Fall Conference Theme is "Level Up: Embracing Change, Empowering Learners". How do you "level up" your students? What do you think about when you hear this theme? We look forward to seeing you November 3-5 in Appleton. Reg is now open at https://t.co/NysqwFzmTm. https://t.co/NNgunrHrs2
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- 12 hours ago

We look forward to seeing you all "back home" in Appleton this November! Registration is now open and don't miss out at reserving a special block rate hotel room at our host hotel, the Hilton Paper Valley. More information and registration can be found at. https://t.co/2k94Hp71UU https://t.co/RZ4vrVAVjM
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- 9 days ago

Registration is open for the WAFLT Fall Conference 2022! Join us from Nov 3-5 at the Hilton Paper Valley (Same hotel, newly refreshed, new name!) for 3 days of learning, collaboration, networking, and fun! More info and registration are available at: https://t.co/2k94Hp7zKs https://t.co/sH5EPxwYj3
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- 15 days ago

CESA 10 is seeking a French teacher for a fall semester virtual position for one of our member high schools. Classes would be taught synchronously to one location via videoconferencing. For more information, please email Jamie Kampf, jkampf@cesa10.k12.wi.us or on WAFLT FB Page.
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