April 2007 ::

April 30, 2007

STARTALK Scholarships Available

Northern Kentucky University's 2007 Summer Institute for World Language Teachers (ISIWLT) still has a few remaining STARTALK scholarships available for fluent speakers of Chinese or Arabic. This intensive 7-week program provides an alternate path to teaching certification in a world language. Interested applicants can check the web site www.nku.edu/~worldlang or contact Option7@nku.edu

April 25, 2007

2007 KWLA State Festival Schedule

You can now download and print the 2007 KWLA State Festival Schedule as well as directions to the UK campus. PDFDownload Schedule ยป (Updated May 2, 2007) There are some exciting changes at this year's festival. Language-specific orientation sessions, international movies and more. Be sure to carefully read through all the information in this document and share it with your students and parents.

April 16, 2007

STAMP Tests available from KDE

The Kentucky Department of Education is once again able to provide funding for 1,000 students to complete the STAMP test during spring 2007. Interested teachers should complete the following application form and return via e-mail to Jacque van Houten (Jacqueline.VanHouten@education.ky.gov). To look at a summary of the 2006 results: click here!

April 03, 2007

Fall Conference Proposals

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the 2007 KWLA Fall Conference, to be held October 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville. Of course there wouldn't be a conference without YOU! Did you develop a unit of study that went particularly well this year? Have you worked on a student project in your community? Are you implementing new proficiency-based assessments in your classroom? Have you found a way to motivate students through using technology? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then we are looking for YOU! You are invited to submit a proposal for the 2007 Fall Conference of the Kentucky World Language Association. With almost 500 world language specialists in attendance, this conference offers presenters a wonderful opportunity to share their ideas with educators from around the state. Please complete the proposal form and submit it by April 30, 2007. Thank you for your willingness to share you expertise with others! To submit a proposal use the Online Proposal Form!