AWLA Conference 2019 | February 15-16

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Assessment in the
World Language Classroom


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AWLA 2019 Pre-Conference Workshops

Round 1 | 12:00-2:00 PM | Friday, February 15, 2019 

  • Keeping It Authentic: Teaching Grammar in Context
  • Generation Z: Using Role Play to Teach a New Generation
  • Create, Review, Write, Read, Extend, Assess:  Low-Prep, Engaging, Replicable Cycles

Round 2 | 2:30-4:30 PM | Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Keys to Efficient Proficiency-Based Assessment
  • Piñatas! Get your students speaking after a hands on project.


Additional Enrichment & Fun
Tours At The University of Montevallo

Montevallo Ghost Walk 
Friday February 15 at 7:00-8:00 

From College Consensus: ...and truly, the University of Montevallo is one of the most haunted colleges in America – there are more ghosts in Montevallo than you can shake a stick at...

Join Associate Professor Carey Heatherly, Archive & Special Collection Librarian, for a tour of the haunted spots on the UM's campus!

James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
Friday February 15 at 7:00-8:00 

The observatory is located roughly 3 miles from the main campus on the 150-acre Gentry Springs site owned by the university. The site offers excellent dark-sky observing in a convenient locale. It is the most state-of-the-art astronomical facility in Alabama. The JWSO is capable of world-class astronomical telescopic observation and astrophotography, has a dedicated telescope for solar viewing, and is one of very few observatories in the country that is designed specifically to be completely accessible to people of all disabilities.

Dr. Michael Sterner, Professor of Math, will guide this tour.  Assuming clear skies,  there will be opportunity to observe Moon will be waxing gibbous, Orion nebula, the Pleiades.

Tours are offered at an additional charge and space is limited. You can sign up when registering for the conference.




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AAFT Spotlight Immersion Workshop

1:00-4:00 PM, Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Part I: Engage ACTFL's 6 Core Practices: Thematic Unit Design and Instruction
  • Part II: Thinking About Syncing? Engaging and Thoughtful Technology Tools for Each Mode

Both parts presented in French by Catherine Ousselin.

AATSP Chapter Meeting Presenter Announced

Please join us and our guest speaker, Attorney Vicenta Bonet Smith, for our morning chapter meeting at AWLA 2019. Vicenta serves as the Consul Honorary of Spain for the State of Alabama. Her academic background includes business, chemistry, biology, foreign language, and law. She speaks several foreign languages and authored the audiobook Spanish for Law Enforcement. She has been honored with the International Woman of Consequence Award and the American Jurisprudence Award.



The hotels below are located conveniently on I-65 with many food and shopping options nearby.

Candlewood Suites
Alabaster $89.00/$99.00 Group code: AWL
*Breakfast not included

Hampton Inn 
Calera $ 99.00 Group code: WLA

Holiday Inn Express 
Alabaster $ 105.00 (When making reservation, please indicate attending an event at UM.)

The University of Montevallo no longer offers lodging on campus for conferences and guests. 

Would you like to exhibit at 
AWLA 2019 or be a sponsor? 

Our Exhibitor Chair would love to talk to you! 

Learn more about sponsoring or exhibiting here.

For questions about local arrangements and travel not answered on the website, please contact 2019 Conference Host Dr. Leonor Vázquez-González   


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