November WAFLT eVoice: Language Learning and Grammar, Wisconsin Language Roadmap and More!

High Tech/Low Tech

Differentiation Opportunities

By Nicole Strasser

Recently Spanish 3 students at my school have been exploring different social and conservation problems through news, stories, and videos. While social activism is not exactly on the forefront of any of these sixteen year olds’ brains, I have found that there are 3 factors which play a very large role in student buy-in and engagement: why, how, and who. Read more

Mentoring Matters

My Mentor Jody Schneider

By Anita Alkhas

On those mornings when thoughts about helping a particular student or trying out a new activity jolt me out of sleep way too early, it is comforting to know that Jody Schneider is already up and grappling with something similar. I know this because she once offered to meet me at 5am! I consider Jody to be my first of several wonderful mentors in Wisconsin. We met through WAFLT not long after I arrived in the state and I will be forever grateful for the generosity she has shown me ever since. Read more

Thanksgiving Tribe Teaches Language Lost to Colonization

SOURCE: Education Week (LinkedIn)

The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time. “Weesowee mahkusunash,” says teacher Siobhan Brown, using the Wampanoag phrase for “yellow shoes” as she reads to a preschool class from Sandra Boynton’s popular children’s book “Blue Hat, Green Hat.” The Mukayuhsak Weekuw — or “Children’s House ” — is an immersion school launched by the Cape Cod-based Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, whose ancestors hosted a harvest celebration with the Pilgrims in 1621 that helped form the basis for the country’s Thanksgiving tradition.  Education Week's Full Frame Photo Blog

Where Do We Begin?  Language Learning and Grammar


This fall, I am not only teaching in Paris but temporarily directing a program of study abroad. Among the many other changes this shift has produced in my daily life, I find myself no longer on the sidelines of students’ acquisition of French. I am now in charge of the French classes, or FLE (Français comme langue étrangère), that the students take through a branch of the Sorbonne. The Chronicle of Higher Education


February 15, 2019
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February 23, 2019
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March 15, 2019
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April 1, 2019
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April 15, 2019
WAFLT Special Projects Grant Application Deadline
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May 15, 2019
WAFLT Professional Service Award Nomination Deadline
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Wisconsin Language Roadmap Released!

The Wisconsin Language Roadmap is a strategic planning document to enhance the economic competitiveness of the State of Wisconsin and to meet the language and cultural demands of Wisconsin’s workforce and communities by strengthening world language education in our state. Hundreds of Wisconsinites from across business, government, community, and education sectors contributed to the development of the report and its recommendations. Wisconsin Language Roadmap Initiative
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