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2015 Convention: March 18-19, 2015 REGISTER NOW!
Join us for our first ever two-day Convention on March 18-19, 2015 at St. Michael's College. ACTFL Consultant Donna Clementi will lead participants through an engaging two-day program entitled "Leading With Culture: Preparing Language Learners for Work and Life in the 21st Century." ACTFL's recently released Global Competence Position Statement underlines the importance of building cultural understanding while learning to communicate with respect in more than one language. Byram (1997) called this integration of language and culture "interculturality." Participants will explore how to design lessons and units that emphasize interculturality, and how to guide learners in reflecting on their growth in intercultural communicative competence. Click here to register. Early bird registration is open through February 15.
VFLA Distinguished Teacher
Each year at the VFLA convention, the Vermont Foreign Language Association honors an outstanding Vermont world language teacher.If you know an exceptional educator who fulfills the attached criteria, type a nomination letter to VFLA Board of Directors explaining why you think your nominee deserves this award.
Congratulations to 2014 poster contest winners!
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