January 2004 ::

January 29, 2004

FL Funding Approved.

On January 23rd, President Bush signed H.R. 2673, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004" into law. The news is mixed for programs that concern the language and international education community. Download a copy of the JNCL-NCLIS Appropriations chart. For a copy of the Department of Education's full Appropriations chart, visit the JNCL-NCLIS website.

January 26, 2004

Ky Teacher Receives National Board Certification

AATF member, Terri Coke, has just received National Board Certification in World Languages in this, the second year of certification offered in world languages. Congratulations to Terri and to the 48 other AATF members throughout the nation who achieved this recognition in 2004! Learn more »

January 26, 2004

Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices

A video library illustrating effective instruction and assessment strategies for teaching foreign languages. The language classrooms shown in this library include Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Chinese. All classroom videos are subtitled in English and are appropriate for K–12 teachers of any foreign language. Created in conjunction with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), it is broadcast live on KET 4 every Friday afternoon, or you can view each program online by registering for Annenberg's FREE "Video on Demand". Learn more »

January 25, 2004

Board of Directors Meet in Lexington

The KWLA Board of Directors met on January 24th, at the Max Kade German House and Cultural Center on the University of Kentucky campus for their annual winter meeting.

January 19, 2004

Dale wins Ashland Teacher Award

Linda K. Dale of East Ridge H.S. in Lick Creek, Ky. has won the Ashland Teaching Award for her work in teaching both French and Art Appreciation. Linda also was the Pike County Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2003.

January 16, 2004

Louisville Festival Plans

Preparations for the regional festival for Jefferson County public schools are well underway. The festival will take place on March 19 and 20 on the SHELBY campus of UofL. For more information please contact: Matthieu Dalle, (502) 852-6115, m.dalle@louisville.edu

January 06, 2004

Three Periods, Three Peoples, Three Places, One Mexico

In accord with the Kentucky Institute for International Studies and the Kentucky World Language Association’s efforts to promote foreign language education and greater awareness and understanding of foreign cultures, the following faculty development trip to Mexico will take place from approximately June 16-July 5, 2004. Learn more »