Awards & Scholarships ::

July 26, 2009

Award Nominations

The 2009 KWLA Outstanding Teacher of the Year, who has also been named th SCOLT Teacher of the Year, will be heading to San Diego in November to participate in interviews for the ACTFL Teacher of they year. Let's make headlines by sending a KWLA member two years in a row! Now is the time to nominate your colleagues! Are you looking for a way to bring recognition to your program and your school? Do you have a colleague, administrator or advocate that you would like to thank for their commitment to world languages? One of the benefits of membership to KWLA is that you are eligible to nominate deserving professionals for our annual awards. Please consider doing so. Award nominations will be accepted electronically until Wednesday, August 26, 2009. Winners will notified by Friday, September 4, and officially recognized at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, September 19, 2009. Download application forms!

December 18, 2008

National Strategic Language Initiative for Youth Programs

A new merit-based US Government overseas language program for American high school students will fund approximately 550 students during 2009 and 2010. The National Strategic Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), is funded by the Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Youth Programs Division and is being implemented by a consortium of organizations led by the American Councils for International Education. Learn more »

August 30, 2007

NEW Summer Travel Scholarship

The Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) provides annual scholarship to Kentucky K-16 teachers to travel to Spain, Mexico, Germany, or Canada. Don't miss out on this wonderful professional development opportunity. Learn More

August 02, 2007

Award Nominations

The Kentucky World Language Association is seeking nominations for awards presented annually to educators and leaders in world languages. Awards will be presented at the annual Fall Conference, in Louisville, Kentucky. Please consider nominating a colleague for an award in one of the following categories: → Lifetime Achievement Outstanding Teacher Outstanding New Teacher Outstanding Administrator Amici Linguarum Award To print the Award Nomination Form (PDF) CLICK HERE!

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

May 26, 2006

Seeking Award Nominations

The Kentucky World Language Association is seeking nominations for awards presented annually to educators and leaders in world languages. Awards will be presented at the annual Fall Conference, in Louisville, Kentucky. Please consider nominating a colleague for an award in one of the following categories: → Lifetime Achievement → Outstanding Teacher → Outstanding New Teacher → Outstanding Administrator → Amici Linguarum Award

April 25, 2006

Kentucky Students Receive Full Scholarships

celebration.gifSix Kentucky High School students receive full scholarship to study for a year in Germany. The Council on International Educational Exchange recently awarded 50 prestigious Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Scholarships to students from the Southeast United States for the 2006-2007 school year. This year, six Kentucky high school students – three from Lafayette High School in Lexington, one each from Ryle High School in Union and P.L. Dunbar High School in Lexington, and one from Kolbe Academy - will be a part of this select group of students who will spend a year of discovery and learning in Germany on a full academic scholarship, setting themselves apart from their peers. Learn more »

January 17, 2006

Language Teacher Wins Technology Award

TeachLogo_K50h.gifCongratulations to Robert Crawford, Spanish teacher at Meyzeek Middle School in Louisville for winning the 2005 Best Buy te@ach Award. The Best Buy te@ch program recognizes schools and teachers who make learning fun by integrating interactive technology into the curriculum. Thousands of schools across the country applied, making the selection process highly competitive. The best of those applications were selected to receive Best Buy te@ch awards. Robert presented his project at the 2005 KWLA Fall Conference in a session titled: "Lights, Camera, Action: Creating a Sitcom in the Target Language." In February, te@ch award-winning schools will receive a package from Best Buy containing a Best Buy te@ch Gift Card for $2,500.

November 03, 2005

Louisville Spanish Teacher Receives National Award

atherton.jpgDiane MacKenzie, a Spanish teacher and KWLA member at Atherton High School in the Jefferson County school district, is Kentucky’s newest recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, which includes a financial reward of $25,000.MacKenzie was notified of her award today, when Education Commissioner Gene Wilhoit and representatives from the Milken Family Foundation visited her school. Learn more »

October 06, 2005

2005 Outstanding Teacher Award Recipients

The Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) is proud to announce that German Professor Linda S. Pickle of the Western Kentucky University is the 2005 winner of its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The KWLA also announces winners of its annual Outstanding Teacher and Administrator Awards. Learn more »

October 05, 2004

French Teacher Is Semifinalists for KY Teacher of the Year

Congratualations to French teacher Linda Dale, East Ridge High on being named a semifinalist for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year award! Learn more »

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.

December 15, 2003

Newest National Board Certified Teacher !

French teacher Betsy Bunting at DuPont Manual High School (Louisville) has become the new National Board Certified Teacher. Congratulations to Betsy!

December 14, 2003

Kentucky Excellence in Teaching Awards in French

The Deadline of December 31, 2003 is fast approaching for the Kentucky Excellence in Teaching Award in French. Send your entry to mimihagedorn@fuse.net

September 20, 2003

2003 Lifetime Achievment Award

During KCTFL's Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon Mary Jo Netherton was awared with the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award. More information to follow.

June 01, 2003

SCOLT Scholarships offered

The Southern Conference on Language Teaching hopes to once again offer the following scholarships for the summer of 2004. Begin planning now for the application process in the fall of 2003. Learn more »