Washington Association for Language Teaching

Who Are We?

     Founded in 1964, the Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) serves a membership of 400 to 600 elementary through university level language teachers. WAFLT seeks to meet the needs of a profession dedicated to the teaching of world language skills and cultural awareness by providing information and sensitive global perspectives in an era of ever-increasing internationalization.

     We are associated with the Pacific Northwest Council for Languages (PNCFL), the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Joint National Council on Language/National Council for Languages (JNCL/NCLIS). These links with regional and national associations help keep our membership current with national standards.

Washington World Language Assessment Days WAFLT and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) World Languages Program and State Board of Education have been collaborating on a series of Washington World Language Assessment Days since spring 2011. Our goal is to support middle school, high school, and higher education students who want to take nationally recognized world language proficiency assessments, but may not have easy access to them in their school districts, colleges, or universities. For more information, visit Washington World Language Assessment Days. On this site you will also be able to register, sign up to receive notification when new dates or locations are posted and find out more about Competency-Based Credits. This website is for all testing sites, EXCEPT SEATTLE TESTING SITES. For SEATTLE testing sites, please visit WAFLT Office: (360) 709-0202, Mailing address: 1329 11th CT SW, Olympia, WA 98502

align="center">Mission Statement
The Mission of the Washington Association for Language Teaching is:

  • To promote the teaching and learning of world languages and cultures
  • To provide opportunities for all educators of world languages to grow professionally
  • To recognize the contributions of outstanding members of the profession and the community
  • To collaborate with local, regional and global partners

Last updated: February 4, 2015