Aim for World Language Proficiency:
The Key to West Virginia’s Future!
In the coming weeks, we will send WVFLTA ListServ emails with additional conference information. Please share conference details with friend & colleagues.
2017 Annual WVFLTA Conference
Oct 20-21, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Krashen
Dr. Krashen, is best known for developing the first comprehensive theory on second language acquisition, introducing the concept of sheltered subject matter teaching, and as the co-inventor of the Natural Approach to foreign language teaching.
Our 2017 conference focuses on the ACTFL 6 core principles for world language teaching. We have a strand specifically aimed at Higher Education as well. Our workshops, plenary sessions, and cultural activity aim to move West Virginia forward in proficiency based world language instruction.
Bridge Valley CTC Advanced Technology Center
South Charleston, WV http://www.advancewvtechnology.org/location-and-directions
We now have online registration and payment for our conference!
Please register online at: https://tinyurl.com/WVFLTA17Reg
Register by October 1st for early-bird discount and save $10.00.
We are still accepting paper registrations.
*Everyone, please submit the online form. If you are sending a check in the mail, please also send the paper form with your payment. Paper registration HERE
Non Degree Graduate Credit Hours
Attendees can earn 4 hours of credit at the conference! These hours can be used for salary classification. These credits are not used toward a Master’s Degree. You must already have an undergraduate degree to earn apply for and earn these hours. Additional information about both courses will be sent via email.
Concord University: WVFLTA- WL Prof. Key to Future = Three hours of Concord University non-degree graduate credit – $99. To receive credit, attend two full days of the conference, complete registration and pay by check or card at the conference, and complete & email a written assignment by November 11th.
WVU: LANG 930 = One hour of WVU non-degree graduate credit – $72. To receive this credit, participants must attend two full days of the conference, download & complete the registration form by October 16th. The link registration link will be sent via email. Payment instructions will be emailed once you are registered.
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn Charleston West. The rate is $99 per night. We have double and king rooms available on both Thursday, Oct. 19th and Friday, Oct. 20th. We will send a code out to use when booking.
To book, please call the hotel at 304 744 4641 between when we send the booking code and Oct. 5th.
This is the same hotel we stayed at the last two years. It is conveniently located near the conference and has a salt water pool!
Call for Poster Presentations
Do you have a great project, idea, new research, or a teaching method you would like to share with conference attendees. Do you feel like 45 minutes is too long, formal, or intimidating? We invite you to do a poster presentation at WVFLTA! The poster presentations provide an informal platform for you to share with fellow attendees as they explore your posters. Posters can be digital or a physical poster. You can bring photos and artifacts as well. If you would like to present a poster, please contact Amelia Richter at email@example.com.
Keep in Touch!
The West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association is now accepting applications for the Cemanahuac Educational Community scholarship to study abroad in Cuernavaca Mexico this summer. This is a Spanish immersion program for West Virginia Spanish teachers. This scholarship focuses on WV Spanish teachers who have had very limited or no opportunity to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country.
Applications are due by April 30th. We know it is a short turn around time, but circumstances dictate that we move quickly in this process.
Please follow the link to fill out the digital application. A description of the program is also included. Please pass this on to any WV Spanish teacher who may benefit from this opportunity.
WEST VIRGINIA FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD
The West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association wishes to honor and acknowledge outstanding world language teachers who exemplify the standards of highly qualified, effective teaching practices. The teacher chosen will be honored at the Fall Conference.
Nominees are being accepted in the category of Outstanding K12 Teacher and Outstanding Higher Education teacher and must meet the following criteria:
- Active member in WVFLTA including but not limited to:
- attendance at WVFLTA conference
- dues paying member for five consecutive years
- presenting at WVLFTA conferences
- Professional Involvement in Strengthening Teaching
- Examples might include membership in AATSP, AATF, AATG, ACL, ACTFL, SCOLT, NECTFL or other national language advocacy organizations
- Excellence in Teaching
- Embodies current effective practices for language teaching
- provides opportunities for language learning outside of the classroom (field trips, festivals, poster competition, BOE visits, etc)
- recommendations from a supervisor, colleague and community member,student or parent
A steering committee appointed by the president of the WVFLTA will evaluate nominees according to criteria on the attached rubric.
The attached nomination packet is comprised of the following components:
- Nomination form
- Three recommendation forms (one each from a supervisor, colleague and community member, student or parent)
- Resume form
The resume forms are to be given to the nominee. It is the responsibility of the nominee to ensure that recommendation forms are distributed to the appropriate persons and submitted to WVFLTA, and that a resume is completed and forwarded to the WVFLTA.
Please e-mail all forms pertaining to nominations for the WVFLTA Outstanding Teacher Award to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by June 10th, 2017
Call for Proposals 2017 Fall Conference
We are now accepting proposals to be considered for the Fall Conference. Please complete and submit the form attached by May 26th if you have a presentation, poster, or roundtable idea to be considered. The theme is “Aim of World Language Proficiency: The Key to West Virginia’s Future.” We look forward to reviewing the proposals and hopefully having your attendance in the upcoming Fall conference.
DEADLINE for submission: May 26th, 2017
Notification of acceptance by June 16th, 2017