August 2005 ::

August 28, 2005

Space for Immersion Dinners

There are still a few spaces available to attend an immersion dinner on Friday evening of the 2005 KWLA Fall Conference. The French Immersion Dinner at Le Relais and the Spanish Immersion Dinner at De La Torres are now completely filled. Limited space is still available for Immersion Dinners at the Gasthaus and Mayan Gypsy. Learn more

August 26, 2005

The Year of Languages on NASDAQ and CBS

As part of 2005: The Year of Languages national celebration, ACTFL will open the NASDAQ stock market, conduct a language "pop quiz" in Times Square and appear on the CBS Early Show. The Year of Languages "Pop Quiz" will be covered by the CBS Early Show on Monday, August 29, at 8:03 a.m. and 8:33 a.m. This is a GREAT public relations event for the foreign language profession and the Year of Languages! I hope you will be able to tune in and watch! Learn more

August 19, 2005

Make Your Hotel Reservation Today!

2005 KWLA Conference Just a reminder, that conference attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations. You can reserve your room online by clicking here or calling the Hyatt at (800) 233-1234 and mentioning the Kentucky World Language Association. Please remember that the conference rate can only guaranteed until August 23rd, however if there are still rooms available in the hotel you can still register under the KWLA name after that date. Don't forget there are other conferences going on in downtown Louisville, so you want to be sure to reserve your room TODAY! All conference attendees with room reservations will be entered into a drawing to have their room paid for by KWLA. (click here for more details!)

August 14, 2005

Foreign Languages Not Just for Big Kids

Associated Press reports about elementary school language programs in Florida and it's implications for the rest of the country.

"There's a perception in this country that English is fine, English is enough to get by, and languages are only for the college-bound elite kids," said Marty Abbott, director of education at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. "That's what we're trying to overcome."

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