June 2005 ::

June 19, 2005

Win A Free Hotel Room!

2005 KWLA Conference HotelAfter years of growth, the KWLA Board decided to move to a larger conference hotel and is proud to announce the Hyatt Regency Louisville as the new conference hotel. As part of this move and our continued celebration of "2005 - The Year of Languages" we are giving away a free hotel room. How can you stay at the HYATT during the conference for free (up to two nights)? Simply pre-register for the conference and make your hotel reservations by August 23 through the KWLA website. All conference attendees who make their hotel reservations through the KWLA group booking will be entered into a drawing. For each night that you reserve at the Hyatt you will have your name entered into the drawing. Reserve two nights, get two chances to win! The winner will be announced at the Wine & Cheese reception on Friday evening.Make your hotel reservations today!

June 17, 2005

It's time to get our language priorities in order

Interesting article summarizing some of our current world language issues published in Georgia:

Virtually every school system in the country [...], wrestles with the issues of foreign language education. They are complex and can be grouped into three categories: cost, delivery and significance. Unfortunately, when considered in that order, the first two are so formidable that the third gets short shrift. The cart gets put before the horse! Let's reverse the analysis, starting with significance and working backwards.

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