January 2008 ::

January 30, 2008

02/05/08: Languages & Legislators

On February 5th, 2008, teachers, administrators and students from around the state will be gathering in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfurt, Kentucky. Students will be able to showcase their growing language skills through dance and song, as well as interact with their own State Representatives. KWLA's newest project "Languages & Legislators" will give your students insight into the legislative process and provide the chance to experience the workings of the Capital. This event is also an opportunity for world language educators and their administrators to present the current challenges, research and concerns facing today’s language programs and their development. The KWLA Executive Board would like to extend the invitation to any Kentucky world language educator to be involved in this exciting event. Download Letter of Invitation | Download Preliminary Agenda

January 27, 2008

2008 WinterWorkshop

winter_workshop07.gifPlease join us for a Professional Development Day for Teachers of World Languages at all levels, February 16, 2008, on the campus of Western Kentucky University. This one-day workshop will be of interest to all world languages teachers and students thinking about becoming a world language teacher. To register for this event, please use Online Registration. (Registration includes access to all sessions, six-hours of professional development credit, continental breakfast, and lunch.) For additional information including session descriptions, click on "Learn More" below. Learn more »

January 08, 2008

Grand Concour 2008 - National French Contest

From KWLA Treasurer and French Teacher, Carl Schaefer:

Dear Colleagues: As a teacher of French, I know that there are many activities that are important to the advancement of your student’s skills and knowledge. I hope this year you will have your students participate in Le Grand Concours as one of those activities. This is an excellent opportunity for your students to showcase their skills. If you have never participated before, I welcome you and encourage you to enroll all of your students regardless of level. If you are a long time participant, welcome back and I ask you to encourage your colleagues to participate as well. Please pass the information on to other French teachers in the state that may not yet be on our mailing list. Membership in AATF is not a requirement (though of course always encouraged). If you would like to receive an informational packet and entry forms in the mail, please email me as soon as possible with your address. Please contact me should you have any questions. Bonne chance et bon courage, Carl Schaefer

Download the 2008 Entry Form: PDF | Word

January 07, 2008

A World Class Education (Volume 2)

Asia Society and the George Lucas Educational Foundation announce the release of A World-Class Education: Volume 2. This DVD, the second in the series, features an updated film on the importance of international knowledge and skills in the 21st century and outlines steps that schools, communities and policy makers can take. Short films highlight exceptional school models in action. Learn more