KWLA Fall Conference: October 19-21, 2006

The 2006 KWLA Fall Conference promises to be another outstanding professional development experience. We invite you to join us in Louisville to hear success stories, discover challenges, and find solutions for teaching world languages in today's classroom. KWLA is proud to offer you a wide variety of sessions and workshops touching all levels of instruction and covering numerous topics of second language acquisition. You'll leave the conference energized with ideas you can use in the classroom and connections that will provide you support throughout the year.

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NEW CONFERENCE DATE

Please note the new date for the 2006 Conference: October 19-21. While this is a month later than our usual conferences, we hope this will allow you more time at the always busy beginning of the school year to make arrangements for attending the conference (substitute, payment, hotel reservation, etc.) The later date will also allow us to extend the early-bird registration until August 31, giving you more time to save money!

EXCITING HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS

These optional workshops will help you make the most of your conference experience. Most are "hands-on" experiences, and all will provide plenty of interaction and discussion time. Include your payment with your conference registration. Workshop participants must also be registered for the conference (see workshop guidelines below). Pre-registration deadline is October 6.Learn more →

FEATURED SPEAKERS

KWLA is proud to announce the following featured speakers for the 2006 conference. Dr. Carl Falsgraf, director of the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS), will be giving the keynote address during the General Session on Saturday monring. In addition, two nationally recognized speakers will be giving workshops on Friday and Saturday. Learn more →

CONFERENCE PASSPORT

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE and get the most out of your conference experience.Your Conference Passport includes 2 half-day workshops OR 1 TPRS workshop, your conference registration, wine & cheese reception, your choice of immersion mystery workshop OR immersion dinner, Saturday morning breakfast, conference luncheon, and 2006/2007 KWLA membership fees. Learn more →

LOWER HOTEL RATES

After the successful move of the KWLA Conference to the Hyatt Regency last year, we will once again be meeting in downtown Louisville. 2006 Conference rates are lower than last year! $99 - Share a room with a colleague to lower your conference housing costs even more. Learn more →

MYSTERY IMMERSION WORKSHOPS

Immerse yourself . . . in a mystery! Join us for an evening of suspense as you become both sleuth and suspect in an immersion mystery. Relying on your wit and language skills, your goal is to be the first to unravel the truth and uncover "who dunnit". Prizes will be awarded. Once the mystery is solved, each participant will receive a guide and instructions for hosting the same mystery immersion experience for students. Learn more →

MORE TIME TO SHOP

On last year's conference evaluation you asked for more time to browse the exhibitors and purchase those important classroom materials. We listened and added additional and longer breaks between sessions. Also, be sure to attend our new Breakfast with the Exhibitors on Saturday morning from 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM! Browse the exhibit hall while enjoying a free cup of Starbucks® coffee. Shopping without the rush! Don't forget to thank your exhibitors for attending, as this conference wouldn't be possible without them! Learn more →