Welcome to FLANC!
Foreign Language Association of North Carolina
March 1, 2014 - FLANC Spring Conference in Asheville, NC
Keynote Address: "Never Give Up"
|Spring 2014 Conference Flyer
||Spring 2014 Conference Webpage||Spring 2014 Registration Link
|Spring 2014 Conference Program|
|iWLT: The Incredible World Language Teacher!
FLANC 2013 Fall Conference Highlights
|Friday Morning FLANC 2013 Tour|
|Video Tour of FLANC 2013 Exhibit Hall|
|FLANC 2013 Conference iWLTs Video|
Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars
October 2-4, 2014 - FLANC Fall Conference in Winston-Salem, NC
Call for Proposals is now open!
March 2015 - FLANC Spring Conference tentatively scheduled in Wilmington, NC
October 2015 - FLANC Fall Conference tentatively scheduled in Durham/Triangle, NC
It is the mission of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina to promote opportunities for all students from kindergarten through post graduate studies to develop a high level of competence in at least one language in addition to their own; to provide leadership, support and service to those committed to language learning; and to coordinate the efforts of all those involved in education to make language learning in programs of excellence a reality for all.
Click Here for North Carolina Regional News and to read about our FLANC Incredible Teacher Showcase Stories.
February 27, 2014
FLANC 2014 Spring Conference Sponsor Announced!
Please join us in welcoming Carolina Training Associates (CTA) ti the FLANC family as a 2014 Spring Conference sponsor! We are pleased to have CTA join us in Asheville this year as our Morning Break sponsor. They will be onsite during the first half of the Spring Conference to share with all attendees the SANS Learning System (more information HERE). Pamela Admas from CTA offers, "This will be an excellent resource for teachers who are looking for ideas on use of technology in the foreign language classroom and lab. -- So make sure you say hello to Pam while attending the Spring Conference in Asheville Saturday!
January 20, 2014
FLANC 2014 Spring Conference Registration is Now Open!
Come and join us for our 'other' conference in Asheville, NC. With the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, we invite you to see the 'Best of FLANC' as we share the top sessions from our Fall Conference. Members get a $20 discount off standard fees. So come join us in beautiful Asheville March 1st. For additional information, click HERE or visit our online registration page here. We look forward to seeing you in Asheville!
January 17, 2014
Hilton Teacher Treks Program
Sponsored by Hilton Worldwide, the Hilton Teacher Treks Program is meant to bring people together and foster greater understanding between the U.S. and other countries. This program allows U.S. primary and secondary level teachers to go abroad for 2-3 weeks to travel, explore and experience culture firsthand. The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the Hilton Teacher Treks Program on behalf of Hilton Worldwide. Details at http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Hilton-Teacher-Treks-Program
January 15, 2014
NC DPI Anaylsis of Student Work (ASW) Wiki
The ASW wiki includes updates and training materials for the Spring 2014 piloters from AP/IB, Arts Education, Healthful Living, World Languages, and other designated content areas. Any interested stakeholders can access these materials online at: http://ncasw.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/
**Please note that only Spring 2014 Pilot participants may receive CEU credit from DPI for completing the training modules during the 2013-2014 school year.**
The ASW process will be the way that the measurement of student growth for these teachers will be linked to teacher effectiveness for Standard 6 of the NC Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Questions about the proposed ASW process can be directed to Educator Effectiveness by sending an email to email@example.com or visiting the Educator Effectiveness Model website at www.ncpublicschools.org/effectiveness-model.
December 11, 2013
Summer Language Programs for French or Spanish Teachers
Summer Language Programs designed specifically for high school and middle school teachers. Students can earn their MA degree in French or Spanish Language Teaching over the course of three summers, or take classes for professional development all on site in Angers France and Guanajuato Mexico. Our deadline to apply is March 3, 2014 so now is the perfect time of year to start thinking about attending this unique and intensive program. We have had excellent applicants from the state of North Carolina in the past and hope to have more in the future. This is a non-profit program at Southern Oregon University (an Accredited Public University), so any help in sharing our attached brochure will be greatly appreciated. Here is a direct link to our websites: French: www.sou.edu/summerlanguageinstitute/french Spanish: http://www.sou.edu/summerlanguageinstitute/
December 1, 2013
The SCOLT scholarship deadline is December 15! Here's the announcement: Do you want to rejuvenate yourself? Do you want to get away from it all for a while? Do you want to become a student again? Then why not apply for one of SCOLT's incredible scholarship opportunities?!?! Check out http://www.scolt.org/index.php/scholarships for more information about summer study experiences in Canada, France, Spain, South America, or México. We ask that the scholarship recipients attend the Spring SCOLT conference in Memphis, Tennessee, become a SCOLT Sponsor and create an online presentation or video to post on the SCOLT website highlighting their summer travel experience. Teachers must submit an online application, a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, a one page maximum typed in English detailing benefits of the award to the applicant and a one page maximum typed in French or Spanish detailing the applicant’s teaching philosophy. A committee of SCOLT board members and SCOLT members reviews the applications and uses a rubric to determine each recipient. The deadline is December 15, 2013. For more information, please contact Carmen Scoggins, SCOLT Scholarship Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 5, 2013
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for U.S. Teachers
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program provides funding for highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level teachers to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to four months abroad. The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.
September 5, 2013
Working Films - Dual Language Immersion Program Featured
Working Films is a national nonprofit that connects documentary film screenings with community organizations to help them advance their efforts. They are currently doing a big push in North Carolina around supporting public education issues. One of the films they are working with is called Speaking in Tongues which follows 4 students in dual language immersion programs. They would like to screen this film at schools with world language programs to help these schools go beyond the choir and build support for the work they are doing. They are especially interested in working with schools that would like to use the event as a way to help local communities learn about the various programs that are offered for their children. Please contact Andy Myers at email@example.com if you would be interested in setting up an event this fall. Working Films will be able to pay for screening rights and provide financial support for other logistics (refreshments, venues, etc.).
September 5, 2013
Seminar on Interconnection between Romance Languages
On October 18 and 19, 2013, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Washington D.C., in partnership with the Dept. of Languages and Culture Studies at UNC Charlotte, offer a two-day seminar on interconnection between Romance languages (French, Latin and Spanish). The seminar will take place at UNC Charlotte Center City, NC. Teachers of French, Spanish, Latin (all levels & grades), researchers, university students, and school administrators are welcome. Space is limited, so please register by October 7 using this information link: __http://frenchlanguage.frenchculture.org/events/seminar-interconnection-between-romance-languages__
August 6, 2013
New Book by Mary Lynn Redmond, Wake Forest University
New Publication - http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Action-Research-in-World-Language-Classroom
Action Research in World Language Classroom by Mary Lynn Redmond, Wake Forest University
July 26, 2013
East Lincoln High School Hiring
A Spanish Teaching position is available at East Lincoln High School in Denver, NC. If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the link below with the instructions to submit your resume. This is a Spanish I teaching position at a 9-12 High School of 860 students in Lincoln County, NC. There are two Spanish teachers at East Lincoln. The position is full-time and available to start on August 19th, 2013. http://www.lincoln.k12.nc.us/www/lincolncountync/site/hosting/Vacancy%20Announcements/Vacancy%20Announcement%2012-13-234%20Teacher-%20Spanish-%20ELH.pdf
June 4, 2013
Unique Living Aboard Opportunity
Dear friends and colleagues: I teach anthropology at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. My wife, son and I are going to be away from our apartment in Mexico City’s fashionable, fun Condesa neighborhood from July 8th to August 17th this summer (2013), and we’re looking for someone to rent/house-sit. Housing-sitting duties would basically consist of feeding our two cats. It wouldn’t even be necessary to clean the litter box because the person who comes and cleans twice a week does that. The apartment is walking distance to parks, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants and subway and bus routes, and a short subway ride to the historic city center. It’s 1,320 square ft. (123 square meters), gets lots of light, is kid-friendly and has two bedrooms and a study with a futon. It also has a washer/dryer, cable t.v. with DVR, dishwasher and wifi. In exchange for the care of the cats, we’re only asking for $800 (US dollars) in rent for the six weeks—a price well below the market value. This includes all utilities and covers the salary of a woman who cleans and cooks twice a week.If you are interested or would like more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely, Roger Magazine
May 22, 2013
Southern Conference on Language Teaching Call for Proposals: 2014 Conference in Memphis!
As a valued SCOLT Sponsor/Patron and/or as a presenter at our 2013 conference in Birmingham, AL, we would like to invite you to submit a session proposal for our 2014 conference in Memphis. The success of any conference is due in large part to the quality of the sessions offered. SCOLT 2014 will be at the Memphis Hilton from March 13 - 15 - The SCOLT Board hopes you are making plans now to attend! https://scoltconf.wufoo.com/forms/2014-scolt-conference-proposal/ Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2013
May 22, 2013
Secretary Duncan blogs about ACTFL Teacher of Year
May 21, 2013
National Spanish Exam Results for North Carolina
Here are the results many of you have been waiting for . . . the winners of the National Spanish Exam for North Carolina. Click HERE for results. Click HERE for the letter from the NSE coordinator for North Carolina, Jan Cox, explaining the change in procedure for awarding prizes this year. If you have any questions regarding the winners or prizes, please contact Jan Cox at email@example.com.
May 11, 2013
Support Language Education by Sending Congress a Message!!!
Show your support for language education by sending Congress a message! ACTFL has set up a new resource on their website that allows anyone to send messages to Congress very easily and quickly. Let's let North Carolina be heard in Washington D.C.! The number of messages matters! Aides will tell the Senators and Reps how many phone calls/emails they have received about specific legislation and issues, so each and every email matters! Emails with specific information from your perspective are always helpful, but sometimes a prepared message can help. This site allows you to send a message that has already been written for you. Directions for using the auto message site are HERE. It's quick and easy (2 minutes or less!) Please send your message today!