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May WAFLT eVoice: Biliteracy Seal, End of the School Year. and More!

“Making Languages our Business”- New ACTFL report

Written by Karen L Fowdy
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A groundbreaking report recently released by ACTFL as part of its Lead with Languages campaign provides evidence-based data that emphasizes the vital need for languages skills in the U.S. workplace and their impact on the U.S. economy.

This timely report contains a wealth of information that you can leverage to advocate for language learning in your school and community. Please take time to contact your state and federal senators and representatives to make them aware of the data in is publication. Continue reading
 

Mentoring Matters: The Power of Collaboration

Written by Linda Havas and Cathy Stresing


We do not exist in a bubble, thus making collaboration across the hall and across the state all the more vital and important.  Just as so many of us have that certain colleague who sustains us, WAFLT and our state language associations would not thrive without the input, work, and ideas of professionals who come to offer and to receive support, ideas, and leadership. Continue reading

500 Days of Duolingo: What You Can (and Can’t) Learn From a Language App

SOURCE: New York Times

If mobile language-learning apps are to be believed, it’s never been easier to pick up another language. Just spend 20 minutes a day with a few virtual flashcards and you’ll be fluent in no time! The reality is a lot more nuanced — and arguably more disappointing — than that. Continue reading

How Edtech Can Expand What Teachers Do

SOURCE: Edutopia News

Teachers today need to differentiate their instruction, use data-driven instructional practices, address students’ social and emotional challenges, close achievement gaps, and ensure that all students are prepared for the 21st-century economy. It’s hard to imagine teachers measuring up to these goals just by getting better and working harder. Continue reading
September 25, 2019
WAFLT Scholarship for Tomorrow's Teachers Application Deadline
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October 31-November 1-2, 2019
WAFLT Fall Conference: Mapping the Way to a Multiliterate Wisconsin
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December 1, 2019
WAFLT Central States Extension Workshop Grant Applications Deadline
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December 1, 2019
WAFLT Special Projects Grants Applications Deadline
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December 1, 2019
WAFLT Student Travel Scholarship Applications Deadline
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Seal of Biliteracy testing for less commonly taught languages

SOURCE: ACTFL SmartBrief

ACTFL is proud to support the new Seal of Biliteracy for less commonly taught world languages by offering proficiency-based assessments starting in February. ACTFL will offer its Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test to high school juniors and seniors in the following new languages: Albanian, Amharic, Bengali/Bangla, Bosnian/Croatian, Bulgarian, Dari, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Malayalam, Pashto, Polish, Swahili, Tamil, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Yoruba.

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