Modern and Classical Languages to host the Washington Association for Language Teaching 2023 Spring Regional Conference April 22
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Western’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host the Washington Association for Language Teaching 2023 Spring Regional Conference on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Miller Hall. This will be the association’s first in-person Spring Regional Conference in three years!
This conference’s theme is Renew, Reenergize, Reignite. The Keynote Speaker will be Veronica Trapani, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Associate Director of Content in World Languages. Her keynote speech is entitled “The State of the State: Updates on the Latest in World, Dual, Heritage, and Tribal Languages”.
This one-day conference will be hosted in-person in Miller Hall on Saturday, April 22. Free registration for WWU Students and Faculty. Contact S. Bernardo-Hinesley. Free campus parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in WWU Lot C. To register to attend the in-person event, visit: https://waflt.wildapricot.org/event-5217507/Registration
This conference is supported by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, the Department of Linguistics, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Secondary Education, and the Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University.
About Washington Association for Language Teaching
Founded in 1964, the Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) serves a membership of elementary through university level language educators. The association seeks to meet the needs of a profession dedicated to the teaching of world language skills and cultural awareness by providing information and sensitive global perspectives in an era of ever-increasing internationalization. Its links with regional and national associations help keep its membership current with national standards.
About Western’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages is a meeting place for diversity and for critical thinking. Its faculty members represent fifteen countries and offer courses in eleven languages. The department cherishes the contributions that this diversity brings to the campus community and to the community at large. Learning a language is the primary gateway to understanding the cultures and values of those who speak it. Learning a language fosters empathy, respect, and appreciation of the richness found across diverse cultures.