AWLA Conference 2017
Strengthening Your Core with World Languages
AWLA is delighted to partner with the Auburn University Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures for the annual conference to be held February 3-4, 2017.
Thank you to all that joined us this year in Auburn.
It was a record-breaking year for AWLA and we appreciate the support and expertise shared
by our members this weekend. Plans are underway for AWLA 2018 in Mobile. Check it out here.
If you are looking for presentation materials or to post links for sharing,
please visit us in the professional forums.
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
Pre-Conference Workshop Opportunities
Friday, February 3rd | 1:00-3:50
Tech Tools for Language Learning
Common Formative Assessment: A Tool for Teaching
Leveraging Technology for Professional Development
Featured Talks From Nationally Recognized Educators
Keynote Address by ACTFL President Pete Swanson
Pete Swanson (Past President, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages & Georgia State University) Within the notion of communicative language teaching are a set of teaching practices that support second language learning and development. Dr. Swanson unpacks six core practices that are essential for novice and veteran teachers alike.
Spotlight on Advocacy from JNCL-NCLIS with Executive Director Bill Rivers
Making the Case for Languages in 2017
Dr. Rivers has given his permission to share the content of his presentation, please find it here.
Plenary and Session from FLTEACH Co-Founder Jean Leloup (USAFA)
Language and Culture in the Classroom: Are YOU on Target?Jean W. LeLoup (United States Air Force Academy). For world language teachers, using the target language in the classroom is key to their students’ success in learning to communicate. Combining this strategy with an infusion of as much cultural information/knowledge as possible is a powerful recipe for “turning out proficient L2 users.” Dr. LeLoup will talk about how she has tried to “stay on target” throughout her decades of language learning and teaching and where this has led her.
Would you like to exhibit at AWLA 2017?
We are excited to announce that our exhibit spaces available have sold out. Thank you to all of our Conference 2017 Exhibitors and Sponsors!