advocacy

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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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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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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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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- 2 hours 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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- 13 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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