WAFLT Fall 2019 Conference

October 10th-12th, 2019

 Where World Language Educators Connect!

Northern Quest Resort and Conference Center
































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IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology)

June 19th-22nd, 2019

University of Oregon - Eugene, Oregon

Theme: Creating Communities of Learners

Conference Web site

WAFLT Spring Regional #1 

Kent-Meridian High School Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 9am-4pm.  Workshop by Ben Fisher.


WAFLT Spring Regional #2

April 13th, 2019, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.

Theme:  "First Peoples, First Languages"

Keynote: OSPI Dual Language and Indian Education Departments who shared the work of Dual Languages and

Tribal Language.

Shared resources:

Angela Dávila  - Washington State Seal of Biliteracy Who Does It Benefit? 

WAFLT-COFLT 2018 FALL CONFERENCE: "Where Educators Meet!" 

The WAFLT-COFLT Bi-State 2018 Fall Conference was held on October 11th-13th, 2018, in Portland, OR at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion

Session Handouts/Materials

At-a-glance-conference schedule - Complete version with session descriptions

Paul Sandrock, Director of Education at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - ACTFL


Topic: Can-Do Learning: Developing Communication with Language and Culture

What do learners need to demonstrate consistently over time to show that they are improving their Interpersonal, Interpretive,

Presentational, and Intercultural Communication?  Unwrap the revised NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and the new Can-Do

Statements for Intercultural Communication. Apply Can-Do Statements to re-design one unit of instruction by creating effective

assessments of each mode of communication, embedding tasks for learners to “investigate, explain, and reflect on” cultural practices,

products, and perspectives – all at the targeted level of proficiency.



Friday Keynote speaker: Laura Terrill - Where Language Educators Meet: What are our shared goals? 


Saturday Breakfast Keynote: Dr. Ted Zarrow, 2016 ACTFL Teacher of the Year, - "We Are All Advocates"


Saturday Post-Conference Workshops: : Laura Terrill and Ted Zarrow


Ted Zarrow: "Keeping Students Motivated: Practical Strategies for Promoting Ownership in the WL Classroom"


Regardless of the level at which we teach, we are always looking for creative and innovative ways to support and develop students’

skills across the three modes: interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal.  In addition to developing student proficiency,

we want our students to be motivated – how to we make that happen?  And once we make that happen, how do we sustain it?  

How can we as world language teachers foster and cultivate an environment in which students are motivated and not merely compliant?  

And how is motivation related to proficiency?


In this workshop, participants will explore ways to promote student ownership of their proficiency and move from a student

centered environment to one that is student driven – one in which they are truly part of the creative process.  If you are looking

for storytelling strategies, ways to get ahead of student anxieties, or you could use some alternatives to traditional assignments,

assessments, and prompts – ones that give students ownership of their proficiency across the modes – this workshop is for you!

Laura Terrill:  Planning for Learning: Using the IPA as an Instructional Focus"

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the role of proficiency and performance in the classroom and explore the

implications for development of literacy skills in each mode of communication by creating lessons that result in mini instructional

IPAs. Consider a mindset for working with text so that learners work harder than you do. Explore strategies that require learners

to engage meaningfully with both literary and informational texts while acquiring vocabulary and grammar in context. Engage in

and discuss evidence-based practices for teaching writing to explain, persuade and convey experience. Consider how interpersonal

tasks are designed so that learners must negotiate meaning while increasing fluency, complexity of text and accuracy. Experience

several strategies that are easily implemented into daily lessons. 


Catherine Ousselin

Thursday Pre-conference Workshop

2019 National Teacher of the Year - Ferris High School


Mandy Manning 

Friday Keynote Speaker

Michele Anciaux Aoki

Workshops and Speakers

Northern Quest Resort and Conference Center - Spokane, WA

Reserve your room at the discounted rate of $149/night by contacting the hotel directly: 877-871-6772 

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Thursday pre-conference workshop: $80 ($100 workshop only) + Lunch

Full conference registration: $170

New teachers/unemployed: $150

Full-time students/retired: $130

Saturday post conference workshops: 

2-5 pm | $25


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