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ACTFL Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (K-12)

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ACTFL Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (K-12)

ACTFL Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (K-12) is presented annually to recognize excellence in the integration and use of techn

ACTFL Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (K-12)

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ACTFL Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (K-12)

ACTFL Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (K-12)

ACTFL Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (K-12) is presented annually to recognize excellence in the integration and use of technology in foreign language instruction at the K-12 level. These awards are the outgrowth of collaboration between ACTFL and with the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT). Read more »

Chinese Language Competition at Gulliver Preparatory School (Miami, Florida)

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Invites you to join us at

 

The 6th Annual Florida State Chinese Competition

 

  We would like to extend an invitation to you and your students to attend and participate in this education enriching event. We look forward to you partaking in this competition! Don’t miss this great fun opportunity to apply your Chinese outside of the classroom.

 

Date:  Friday, January 28, 2011 &

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Where: Gulliver Preparatory Campus

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FFLA Joins Forces with IALLT & SEALLT!

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FFLA Joins Forces with IALLT and SEALLT!

 

     During a recent visit in August to my very first FLENEF (Foreign Language Educators of Northeast Florida) Conference at Orange Park High School, I was truly swept off my feet at the warmth and expertise of this professional language organization!  Often, we in South Florida say that you have to travel North to get South, and I have truly never experienced Southern hospitality better!

     Not only was the conference absolutely incredible, but there was plenty of time to meet with language colleagues to “think outside the box”!  One such opportunity came my way when Linda Markley, President Elect of FFLA (Florida Foreign Language Association), approached me to inquire about how we might encourage a higher level of technology use within language learning at Florida schools.  Our conversation led us to the idea of connecting the FFLA directly to IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology) and its regional group SEALLT (South Eastern Association for Language Learning Technology).  As I am the current IALLT K-12 Coordinator, as well as the SEALLT K-12 Membership Coordinator, Linda and I put our words into action!  Linda agreed to become a Regional Representative for IALLT, and I in turn agreed to accept the position of Special Appointee on the FFLA Board as Technology Liaison.  Florida is the first state within the IALLT Regional Groups to launch such an initiative! 

     Timing could not have been better as FFLA promoted their new website this past year, and IALLT just recently launched their new website.  Both organizations will now work jointly to promote language learning technology.  I will soon post information under the “Groups” / K-12 tab of the IALLT website promoting FFLA initiatives and the October 2011 Conference at Port Canaveral, Florida. 

     At the same time IALLT would like to invite everyone from the FFLA to register on the new IALLT website.  “Registration” is free, and with a purchased “Membership”, users gain access to many IALLT resources.  Future SEALLT and IALLT events include our 2011 SCOLT-LFLTA-SEALLT Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (March 10-12, 2011) and our IALLT 2011 Conference at the University of California Irvine (June 21-25, 2011).  The deadline to submit proposals for the IALLT 2011 Conference is November 20, 2011.    

     As we move forward, Pine Crest School and Florida Atlantic University will host the IALLT 2012 Summer Leadership Meeting, as well as the IALLT 2013 Conference (Tentative Dates:  June 11-15, 2013).  As Florida will be the host state, we will be working directly with the FFLA to fully celebrate this event!

     With such wonderful progress already made with this joint venture, we look forward to many years ahead of continued success! 

 

Frank J. Kruger-Robbins,

Chair – World Languages Department

Pine Crest School

 

IALLT K-12 Coordinator

SEALLT K-12 Membership Coordinator

FFLA  Special Appointee as Technology Liaison

Florida Foreign Language Association October 2011 Conference

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FLORIDA FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, INC.

42

nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

“The Real World of Languages in the 21

st Century”
 

October 13 - 15, 2011

The Radisson Resort

Cape Canaveral, Florida

The Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA) invites you to join us in the historic city of Cape Canaveral,

Florida for an exchange of ideas and perspectives on how World Languages teachers can best prepare their students

for the

REAL World of Languages in the 21st Century

 

The REAL World of Languages in the 21st Century

 

exchange of ideas and perspectives on how the business and educational communities can best partner together

to help better prepare students to meet the real world demands of languages today for career and personal

enrichment.

 

strands

 

 

SESSIONS:

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

Time Needed:

 

FLORIDA FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, INC.

42

nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

“The Real World of Languages in the 21

st Century”
 

October 13 - 15, 2011

The Radisson Resort

Cape Canaveral, Florida

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION/WORKSHOP PROPOSAL FORM

Name:

Title

 

School/Company:

Phone: ( ) Fax: ( )

Email Address:

Names of other presenters (if applicable)

Presenter Information: NOTE - special conference registration for presenters is $90.00 until August 1st

Session / Workshop Information:

Language(s)

 

Title of Presentation:

Language(s) of Presentation: Strand Number(s) Addressed:

Target Audience (check all that apply)

Level(s)

 

Use the space below to briefly describe your presentation, making sure to include

session content, , and benefits to the participants

. Please limit your description to 75 words or less.

 

 

For evaluative purposes, please detail how you will present your material and engage your audience.

presentation

method

 

Please complete this form and mail or fax it to:

Linda Markley, FFLA, Inc. President

Mail: 2520 Palm Lake Drive Merritt Island, FL 32952

Fax: (321) 633-3520 E-mail: lindamarkley@bellsouth.net

**

Presenters will need to bring their own equipment. Only presentation screens are provided.

 

**

Deadline to submit workshop proposal forms is

June 1, 2011. Applicants will be notified about the

status of their proposals no later than July 1, 2011

Elem Middle High College Supervisors ALL Other ______________

ASL ESOL French German Italian

 

Japanese Latin Spanish Arabic Chinese Other

:

1 hour 3 hours (pre-conference)

Pre-conference workshops are three hours, and presenters will need to be available Thursday, October

 

13, 2011 for either a morning or afternoon presentation. Proposals must be submitted in English, and presenters

need to bring their own equipment and materials.

Sessions will be organized in one-hour blocks, and will be scheduled sometime during the conference

 

on Friday, October 14th or Saturday morning, October 15th. Proposals must be submitted in English, and presenters

need to bring their own equipment and materials. Screens and tables will be provided.

Assessment of linguistic proficiency, cross-cultural communication or content knowledge

:

 

1. Tailoring instructional practices or programs to better prepare students to perform real world

language tasks in both personal and career contexts

2. Meeting cross-cultural communication needs for professional contexts

3. Teaching strategies that promote collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking

(in other words, 21st Century skills)

4. Technology applications that enable students to go beyond learning in the classroom and

make global connections

5. Developments in theory and methods for Business Language studies

6. Critical language needs at the state, national or international level

7. Community and business connections for the World Languages students and their teachers

8.

This year’s topics should seek to link and match this theme. Colleagues are invited to submit proposals

for presentations according to the following

 

calls for an

. At this conference, we hope to make community and business

 

connections to World Languages and to promote their importance in our students’ global education. We also hope to

make real world connections that will take student learning beyond the classroom setting and in to the 21st Century

global community. As a result, we will prepare students to be more collaborative, creative and communicative as well

as better able to use critical thinking skills giving them a competitive edge in a global economy.

We look forward to a well-attended, affordable conference that will bring together experts from the business and educational

communities to work toward these common goals.

The theme of the 2011 FFLA Conference entitled

IALLT K-12 Initiatives

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Please post your ideas on how we may increase IALLT K-12 membership and initiatives!

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